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Income and Poverty Impacts of USAID-Funded Programs to Promote Maize, Horticulture, and Dairy Enterprises in Kenya, 2004-2010

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  • Smale, Melinda
  • Mathenge, Mary K.
  • Jayne, Thomas S.
  • Magalhaes, Eduardo Castelo
  • Olwande, John
  • Kirimi, Lilian
  • Kamau, Mercy W.
  • Githuku, James

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Since 2002, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded programs to promote maize, dairy, and horticulture enterprises among smallholder farmers in Kenya under the Strategic Objective 7 of Increased Rural Household Incomes. On behalf of USAID, Tegemeo Institute has conducted household surveys to help track key indicators that monitor progress in the implementation of these programs. The first survey was conducted in 2004. Subsequent surveys were conducted every two years (i.e., 2006, 2008, and 2010). The sample comprises households participating and those not participating in the programs. The programs monitored include the Kenya Maize Development Program (KMDP), the Kenya Horticulture Development Project (KHDP), and the Kenya Dairy Development Program (KDDP), which is now known as the Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program (KDSCP).

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 121864.

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Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Keywords: Kenya; income; poverty; household surveys; International Development; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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