Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKhaemba, Protas Fwamba
dc.contributor.authorMuiruri, Philomena W.
dc.contributor.authorKibutu, Thomas N.
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-30T09:40:56Z
dc.date.available2023-03-30T09:40:56Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationKhaemba, P. F., Muiruri, P. W., & Kibutu, T. N. (2021). Trend Analysis in Sugarcane Growth in Mumias Sugar Belt, Western Kenya; for the Period 1985-2015. Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies, 3(1), 31-40.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2710-2572
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/25059
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study was carried out to examine trends in the output and acreage in the Mumias Sugar belt from the period 1985-2015. We used secondary data collected from Mumais Sugar Company records for the period 1985-2015 for the study. The trend analysis of sugarcane production in the Mumias Sugar Belt is important, where sugarcane is the major cash crop and absorbs a majority of the agrarian population in the region. The study used the expert modeler, an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), to predict the output. The forecast period was 2016 through March 2021 and employed two scenarios: I) forecast with +2 harvesting age predictor modification and ii) forecast with +10 hectares predictor modification. The predicted value showed good agreement with the observed values from the series plot, indicating that the model has a good predictive ability. The application of the model revealed that the results in the prediction tables show that, in each of the six forecasted quarters, increasing the harvesting age by two months is expected to generate about 4.52 more tons of yields per hectare than increasing area harvested by 10 hectares that would decrease the yield by 0.01 tons per hectare. The study recommends research and development on sugarcane varieties that mature early, making sugarcane-based Agri- enterprises and sustainable. In addition, Mumias Sugar Company should seek profitable techniques to increase the recovery per cent, and farmers seek good management practices to increase the efficiency of the sugarcane farms in the sugar belt.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIJRCSen_US
dc.subjectSugarcane productionen_US
dc.subjectSugar belten_US
dc.subjectMumaisen_US
dc.subjectTrend Analysisen_US
dc.subjectSugarcane growthen_US
dc.titleTrend Analysis in Sugarcane Growth in Mumias Sugar Belt, Western Kenya; for the Period 1985-2015en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record