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Tea Farming Enterprise Contribution to Smallholders’ Well Being In Kenya

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  • Mwaura, Francis
  • Muku, Ogise
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    Poverty reduction among smallholders has remained a major priority for the Kenyan government. Efforts have been geared to have a streamlined agri-business system like emulated by the tea sub-sector. In the smallholder tea sub-sector, farmers are organized to private companies, owns factories, engage in produce assembling, processing, contract experts for profession services, have micro-financing institutions serving them, and procure fertilizer from overseas in bulk to distribute it to its members. While the success of the organization and operations are visible the impact of the enterprise returns are unknown. The paper discusses the tea farming enterprise contribution to the well being of the smallholders’ tea farmers in central and western highlands of Kenya.

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    Paper provided by African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) in its series 2007 Second International Conference, August 20-22, 2007, Accra, Ghana with number 52127.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2008
    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaae07:52127
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    1. Winter-Nelson, Alex & Temu, Anna, 2002. "Institutional Adjustment and Transaction Costs: Product and Inputs Markets in the Tanzanian Coffee System," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 561-574, April.
    2. Sabur, S. Abdus & Molla, M. M. U. & Azad, M. A. K., 2000. "Tea Industry In Bangladesh: Marketing System And Price Behaviour," Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, vol. 23(1-2).
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