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The Impact of Maize Hybrids on Income, Poverty, and Inequality among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

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  • Mathenge, Mary K.
  • Smale, Melinda
  • Olwande, John
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    The development and diffusion of hybrid maize seed in Kenya is a widely documented success story. Yet, to our knowledge, a missing link in existing research on maize hybrids in Kenya has been a rigorous analysis of the impacts of seed adoption on farmer welfare. The objective of this study is to initiate that research, using econometric methods applied to a balanced panel of 1,243 maize-growing households surveyed in 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2010. Data were collected by Tegemeo Institute of Egerton University in collaboration with Michigan State University.

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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 146931.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:146931

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