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dc.contributor.authorKarani-Gichimu, Charles
dc.contributor.authorMacharia, Ibrahim
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Maina
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T13:22:20Z
dc.date.available2017-07-12T13:22:20Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 5(3): 126-136, 2015; Article no. AJAEES.2015.046 ISSN: 2320-7027en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/17717
dc.descriptionresearch paperen_US
dc.description.abstractThe importance of passion fruit in livelihood improvement has been a key driver among rural households production participation in Kenya. The frequency of harvest and income flows compared to other farm enterprises in the fruit growing regions has been high. However, the productivity of the fruit remains low; an indicator of low technical efficiency. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, cross sectional data from 123 randomly selected passion fruit producers was used in the study to assess factors that contribute to purple passion fruit production efficiency in the Kenyan highlands. The study established a mean technical efficiency of 58.66%. Orchard age, credit amount used, non-passion fruit income and County variables significantly and positively influenced TE at 5% level. The level of education, extension advice use frequency and market access positively and significantly influenced technical efficiency at 10% level. In order to amend the current efficiency status upwards, passion fruit producers and support institutions should incorporate innovative measures towards resource use efficiency for increased productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSCIENCEDOMAIN Internationalen_US
dc.subjectFactorsen_US
dc.subjectefficiencyen_US
dc.subjectpurple passion fruiten_US
dc.subjectsmallholderen_US
dc.titleFactors Affecting Technical Efficiency of Passion Fruit Producers in the Kenya Highlandsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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