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dc.contributor.authorMurage, F. M.
dc.contributor.authorMugwe, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorNgetich, K. F.
dc.contributor.authorMucheru-Muna, M. M.
dc.contributor.authorMugendi, D. N.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-22T09:18:07Z
dc.date.available2019-05-22T09:18:07Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Vol. 7 (5), pp. 001-012, May, 2019en_US
dc.identifier.issn2375-0693
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/19470
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent demand for soybean in Kenya is higher than production, and the deficit is filled through importation from neighboring Countries. Despite the high demand, production and adoption remain low. The study sought to determine factors influencing the decision to adopt soybean by smallholder farmers, assess acreage under soybean, and its production. Interviews were carried out using an interview schedule on 210 households randomly sampled from purposively selected farmer groups. Data were subjected to cross-tabulation for categorical variables to test for association. It was also subjected to a logistic regression model to predict factors affecting the decision to adopt soybean. Results showed that 41% of the households were adopters while 59% were non-adopters. The number of adopters increased from 28% to 88% over the six seasons. Acreage under soybean and its production increased over the six seasons. Farm size, membership of a farmer group and attendance of training on soybean production influenced the decision to adopt soybean positively while household head age negatively influenced the adoption of soybean. These results imply that the adoption of soybean can be enhanced by targeting younger farmers, farmers with bigger farm sizes, encouraging farmers to join farmer groups and increasing training on soybean.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAlliance for Green Revolution in Africa- AGRA SoCo project (2013 SHP 014)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Scholars Journals Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.subjectAdoptionen_US
dc.subjectAcreageen_US
dc.subjectProductionen_US
dc.subjectSoybeanen_US
dc.subjectSmallholder farmersen_US
dc.titleAdoption of Soybean by Smallholder Farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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