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Smallholder contract farming decisions in Kenya's sugar industry : a case study of the Nzoia sugar scheme.

Author: Ongeri, Joseph Dennis

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MA

Year: 1987

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Nzoia, Kenya ; Sugarcane ; Agricultural economics ; Farming ;

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The level and determinants of rural saving among small-scale farmers : the case of Mumias sugarcane outgrowers.

Author: Ochieng, Aloys

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1981

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Agricultural economics ; Farmers ; Savings ; Sugarcane ; Mumias, Kenya ;

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Starch and polysaccharidae contents of Kenyan sugarcane juices in relation to juice filterability and clarification.

Author: Keya, Erastus L

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1980

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Sugarcane/Food products/Food processing industry/ ;

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The Western Kenya sugar industry with specific reference to Nyanza and Western Provinces.

Author: Obiero, J C A

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MA

Year: 1980

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Nyanza Province ; Western Province ; Sugarcane ; Agricultural economics ;

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An economic analysis of Kenya's sugar industry with special reference to the self sufficiency production policy.

Author: Mbogoh, Steven Gichovi

Awarding University: University of Alberta, Canada

Level : PhD

Year: 1980

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library ;

Subject Terms: Sugarcane ; Agricultural economics ;

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The effects of weed competititon and row spacings in sugarcane production.

Author: Abubaker, Abdulaziz

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1978

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Agricultural production ; Crops ; Weeds ; Sugarcane ;

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The Mumias sugar project : a study of rural development in western Kenya.

Author: Barclay, Jr, Albert Hampton

Awarding University: Columbia University, USA

Level : PhD

Year: 1977

Holding Libraries: Kenyatta University Moi Library ; University Microfilms International ;

Subject Terms: Wanga (African people) ; Ethnology ; Agricultural economics ; Sugarcane ; Kakamega District ; Rural development ;

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The study examines the impact of a major system of economic intervention on the social organization of a peasant farming community in Western Kenya. The site of the research was the area known as Wanga, surrounding the township of Mumias, in Kakamega District. A large sugar factory was established there in the early 1970s by the Kenya Government, which is the majority shareholder. Management is supplied by Booker McConnell, a London-based multinational corporation. For the supply of sugar cane, the factory largely depends on several thousand small-scale outgrowers. Payments to these farmers, and the wages paid to a labor force exceeding 2,000, have dramatically increased the circulation of cash in the area. Because the agrarian economy of Wanga had previously been stagnant and unproductive, the implementation of the sugar scheme portended far-reaching changes in many fields of activity. Sponsors of the project have emphasized its role in import-substitution, since Kenya is not self-sufficient in sugar production. Furthermore, they maintain that it distributes substantial secondary benefits to the local community. Since the project provides employment for many and a guaranteed market for a cash crop, it has been characterized as mechanism for accelerating rural development processes in a previously neglected area. The assumptions underlying this argument were analyzed, and it was noted that the sponsors' model of rural development failed to address the issues of socio-economic differentiation and equitability. Yet these issues are of prime importance in assessing the major transormations wrought by the sugar project: 1) the acquisition of land for a nucleus estate; 2) the recruitment of a labor force; and 3) the selection of outgrowers and the introduction of 'Scientific' cane farming. Field research over an 18-month period in 1974-75 involved the standard anthropological techniques of participant observation and collection of life histories, genealogical and kinship data. In addition, archival sources were studied, and extensive use was made of documentary records, particularly the land registers for the Wanga locations. As several specific problems emerged requiring investigation, quantitative data were collected using variously constructed samples. A sample of 296 landholders was interviewed from the population displaced from the nucleus estate. The overwhelming major had invested in new land with compesation funds received from the Government. But most who had paid for new plots were not yet registered owners, and increased social conflict appeared likely between parties to incomplete, unrecorded transactions in land. The entry of Abawanga into skilled jobs and managerial posts with the new company has been comparatively slow. Kenyans from other areas with greater technical experience and higher educational qualifications have been more fortunate in this regard. In comparison with unskilled manual labor and pre-existing agricultural activities, the outgrower program offers unprecedented cash incomes to local peasant farmers. They grow cane under close supervision by the company, with inputs and most supporting services supplied on acredit basis. Several ramifications of the outgrower system wre analyzed: 1) the unevenness of agricultural change with contrasting modes of production (for cane vs. other crops) existing side by side: 2) low levels of investment by most outgrowers in major farm of house improvements: and 3) the accumulation of land by Members of the salariat and wealthier peasants, as the value of land has risen. The probable long-term outcome of planned economic intervention, these findings suggest, is enhanced differentiation within the peasantry rather than equitable development. cane incomes have strengthened the position of ''middle'' peasants: those below them, without cane, must depend increasingly on wage labor: those above them are now better able to undertake commercial farmin

Environmental problems of smallholder sugarcane production in the Nyanza sugar belt.

Author: Obara, Dunstan Agatha

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1976

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Library ;

Subject Terms: Environment ; Sugarcane ; Nyanza Province ;

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An economic evaluation of the Kenya sugar industry : the case of the Mumias Sugar Scheme.

Author: Wambia, Joseph M

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : MSc

Year: 1973

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

Subject Terms: Agricultural economics/Sugarcane/Mumias Sugar Outgrowers Scheme/ ;

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The biology and population studies of the sugarcane scale, Aulacapsis tegalensis (ZEHNT) (DIASPIDAE) in Kenya.

Author: Oloo, Gilbert W

Awarding University: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Level : PhD

Year: 1973

Holding Libraries: University of Nairobi Chiromo Library ;

Subject Terms: Entomology ; Biology ; Sugarcane ; Insects ; Aulacapsis tegalenis ;

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