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dc.contributor.authorKibira, M.
dc.contributor.authorAffognon, H.
dc.contributor.authorNjehia, B.
dc.contributor.authorMuriithi, B.
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, S.
dc.contributor.authorEkesi, S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T13:17:17Z
dc.date.available2016-05-26T13:17:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol.10 No. 4 pg. 343-353en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/14739
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluated the economic benefits of managing mango-infesting fruit flies in Embu County, Kenya using an integrated pest management (IPM) package composed of male annihilation technique (MAT), protein bait spray, releases of exotic parasitoid Fopius arisanus and the use of augmentorium. The difference-in-difference (DiD) method was used to assess the impact of the mango IPM on the magnitude of mango rejection and insecticide expenditure and net income. The study revealed that, on average, mango IPM participants had an approximately 54.5% reduction in the magnitude of mango rejection; spent 46.3% less on insecticide per acre and received approximately 22.4% more net income than the non-participants. This implies a high economic benefit from the application of the fruit fly IPM technology, and mango farmers would profit significantly if the intervention was expanded to provide wide coverage of other mango-growing areas in Kenya.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectIPMen_US
dc.subjectMangoen_US
dc.subjectEconomic impact assessmenten_US
dc.subjectDifference-in-differenceen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleEconomic evaluation of integrated management of fruit fly in mango production in Embu County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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