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Farmer Demand for Soil Fertility Management Practices in Kenya’s Grain Basket

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  • Kamau, Mercy W.
  • Smale, Melinda
  • Mutua, Mercy
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    Land degradation cripples smallholder crop production in Sub-Saharan Africa, including those found in the densely populated, grain basket areas of Kenya. Research in the early nineties already documented and rated nutrient depletion to be very high in the east African Highlands. Whereas some of the soil related problems are inherent, smallholder farmer practices have contributed to the degradation, including the increasing soil nutrient depletion.

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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 161373.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2013
    Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:161373
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