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dc.contributor.authorKizito, Kwena
dc.contributor.authorNyamwaro, Sospeter O.
dc.contributor.authorBett, E.K.
dc.contributor.authorChepng’etich, Evaline
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-04T12:03:47Z
dc.date.available2015-03-04T12:03:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Economics and Sustainable Development Vol.5, No.4, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12348
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThere has been an increase in food insecurity probl em in ASALs of Kenya and this has necessitated a re newed interest in promoting drought-tolerant crops such a s sorghum, among smallholder farmers in these regio ns. Promotion of such crops as sorghum has been emphasi zed in these regions but the yields are low. Using a field survey data of randomly selected sample of 143 smal lholder farmers in Machakos and Makindu districts i n Kenya this paper used DEA approach to estimate thei r technical efficiency scores. Results showed that the average technical efficiency was low, 41%. Innovati ve arrangements should be enhanced to increase farm ers’ capacity to efficiently use the available resources in sorghum production.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAssociation for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) as well as Director KARI and Centre Director KARI Katumani.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectMakinduen_US
dc.subjectMachakosen_US
dc.subjectData Envelopment An alysisen_US
dc.subjectsorghumen_US
dc.subjectTechnical efficiencyen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Technical Efficiency of Sorghum Product ion in Lower Eastern Kenya: A Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) ap proachen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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