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Welfare effects of maize technologies in marginal and high potential regions of Kenya

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  • Karanja, D. D.
  • Renkow, M.
  • Crawford, E. W.

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This paper describes the findings of a study that used a multi-market model to assess the potential impact of improved maize technologies on the welfare of various types of rural and urban households in Kenya. The modelling results indicate that technologies developed for high potential regions are likely to have more profound aggregate impacts on maize production and lead to greater reductions in import demand (if prices are controlled) or maize prices (if maize prices are flexible). Technology adoption in high potential regions is likely to have substantially greater positive impacts on aggregate real incomes, but inferior income distributional outcomes compared to technology adoption in marginal regions. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Karanja, D. D. & Renkow, M. & Crawford, E. W., 2003. "Welfare effects of maize technologies in marginal and high potential regions of Kenya," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 29(3), pages 331-341, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:29:y:2003:i:3:p:331-341
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