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Gender, Marital Status, Farm Size and other Factors Influencing the Extent of Cash Cropping in Kenya: A Case Study AgEcon
Kiriti, Tabitha; Tisdell, Clement A..
This article examines the effects of commercialisation of agriculture on land use and work patterns by means of a case study in the Nyeri district in Kenya. The study uses cross sectional data collected from small-scale farmers in this district. We find that good quality land is allocated to non-food cash crops, which may lead to a reduction in non-cash food crops and expose some households to greater risks of possible famine. Also the proportion of land allocated to food crops declines as the farm size increases while the proportion of land allocated to non-food cash crops rises as the size of farm increases. Cash crops are also not bringing in as much revenue commensurate with the amount of land allocated to them. With growing commercialisation, women...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper Palavras-chave: Agricultural commercialisation; Gender inequality; Non-food cash crops; Food cash crops; Non-cash food crops; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital; Land Economics/Use.
Ano: 2002 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/102261
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