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The effects of sugar cane growing on maize production and its implications for household food security in Mumias Division, Kenya.

Author: Owuor, Joseph O

Awarding University: Egerton University, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1995

Holding Libraries: Egerton University Library ;

Subject Terms: Mumias Division, Kakamega District ; Agricultural economics ; Sugarcane ; Maize ; Food supply ;

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The socio-economic effects of sugarcane farming on smallholders in North Bunyala, Kakamega.

Author: Egesah, Omar Badiru

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MA

Year: 1994

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Sugarcane ; North Bunyala, Kakamega District ; Agricultural economics ; Socioeconomic factors ;

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Incidence of sugarcane smut disease in Mumias Kenya

Author: Ragama, Phillip E

Awarding University: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Level : MSc

Year: 1992

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Sugarcane/Crop diseases/Smut disease/Mumias, Kenya/ ;

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The effects of outgrower agriculture on the socio-economic development of a smallholder community : the case of Nzoia Sugar Company.

Author: Ndambi, Pamela Mamusia

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MA

Year: 1992

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Nzoia Sugar Company ; Agricultural economics ; Sugarcane ;

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Drainage of the lowland sugarcane fields, Mumias, Kenya

Author: Home, Patrick Gathogo

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1991

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ; University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Agriculture/Crops/Sugarcane/Soils/Drainage/Mumias, Kenya/ ;

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Effects of soil compaction by transportation vehicles of the sugarcane fields of Mumias Sugar Company

Author: Kanali, Christopher L

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1990

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Sugarcane/Soils/Mumias Sugar Company/ ;

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Constraints to increase sugarcane production by smallholders in the Muhoroni Settlement Scheme.

Author: Okelo-Odongo, Carolyn

Awarding University: United States International University-Africa, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1990

Holding Libraries: United States International University-Africa Library ; National Council for Science and Technology Library ;

Subject Terms: Muhoroni Settlement Scheme ; Sugarcane ; Farming ; Agricultural production ; Socioeconomic factors ;

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This study aims to determine the effect of the constraints to increased sugarcane production by smallholders in the Muhoroni Settlement Scheme in Nyanza Province of Kenya. It also attempts to show how sugarcane production can be increased by alleviating these constraints. The study was conducted by using questionnaires administered to 47 smallholders. The questionnaires contained seven basic questions of age, marital status, income from sugarcane, problems of transportation and harvesting and credit availability. The major findings are that the smallholders in Muhoroni Settlement Scheme do not sufficiently benefit from the growing of sugarcane. This is caused by the lack of availability of credit and finance. Besides, sugarcane is not harvested on time due to lack of transport, lack of capacity and organized program of harvesting. The interest rates on services rendered by the factory and which continue even when the harvest is mature also tend to erode most and sometimes all of the profit the smallholders would otherwise earn. 1he deplorable state of suqarcane roads hampers the harvesting of crops and thus causes losses to the farmers.

Development and performance of a toolframe for mechanical sugarcane stool destruction

Author: Owende, Philip M O

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1990

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Agriculture ; Agricultural machinery ; Sugarcane ;

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Plant parasitic nematodes associated with sugarcane in the Nyanza sugarbelt and their effect on three variaty seedlings of sugarcane

Author: Kariaga, Mary Goreth

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1988

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Crops/Sugarcane/Parasites/Nematoda/Nyanza Province/ ;

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The effects on income, health, and nutritional status of increasing agricultural commercialization in South-west Kenya.

Author: Cogill, Bruce

Awarding University: Cornell University, USA

Level : PhD

Year: 1987

Holding Libraries: University Microfilms International ;

Subject Terms: Nutrition ; Agricultural economics ; Maize ; Sugarcane ; Farming ; South Nyanza District ; Socioeconomic factors ;

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The impact of the shift from maize production to contract sugarcane farming by smallholders in Kenya is controversial. Studies of agricultural commercialization have indicated positive, negative, or neutral income, health, and nutritional effects. This semi-longitudinal study was undertaken during 1984 and 1985 over two maize-growing seasons to examine the effects of a sugar factory and smallholder contract sugarcane scheme in impoverished South Nyanza District. Households were randomly selected and included 181 participants in the contract scheme, 232 farming households not growing sugarcane, and 91 non-farming households including landless and merchant households. Four rounds of detailed demographic, income, production, and consumption data were collected at the household level. Individual data on health and nutritional status were collected on 793 mothers and their 1,397 pre- schoolers. Regressions results show that in the short-term and after controlling household wealth, size, education, and seasonal effects, sugarcane farmers have 37 percent higher incomes than non-sugarcane farmers. This difference can be attributed to cash cropping. Furthermore, fluctuations in income of sugarcane farmers have likely been reduced due to integrated sugarcane markets and guaranteed producer prices, as well as sales of other crops. The increase in income is associated with small, though significant, improvements in household welfare, including reductions in child and maternal morbidity and short- and long-term malnutrition. Pre- school children of sugar farmers showed greater gains in length than the other groups. Greater income from sugarcane production has not been at the cost of women's control of income or household food security, as reflected by food stocks, food production, and consumption from home production. Greater control of income by women in the form of small food crop sales, wages, and home consumption was associated with increased household food intake, reduced child morbidity and improved child growth. Although no association was observed between greater sugarcane income and increased household level energy intake, increases in total income was associated with increases in energy intake. Policy recommendations are discussed to enhance positive and reduce negative effects of commercialization.