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Factors impeding tea production in smallholder sub-sector of the Kenya tea industry: an assessment extension staff awareness of existing technologies.

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dc.contributor.author PO Owuor, MM Kavoi, DK Siele
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-03T07:23:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-03T07:23:35Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.issn : 1015-7174
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1745
dc.description The article can also be accessed via;https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20013175244 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the level of extension staff in the various technological packages when compared to the agronomic research recommendations. The survey covered 76 extension staff in Kirinyaga, Nyambene, Nandi and Nyamira districts, Kenya, and revealed that 70, 55, 60 and 70% respectively, of the recommended technological packages were significantly different from the research recommendation level. Thus, the extension staff are not adequately equipped with correct research information on most of the tea agronomic recommendations. Most staff were relatively old and had low levels of formal education further impairing their ability to effectively diffuse technology. The low education levels of the staff suggest that the past technology transfer methods used were inappropriate. There was a very high farmer to extension staff ratio making it difficult for the extension staff to reach individual farmers, particularly when there was inadequate transport. en_US
dc.publisher Tea Research Foundation of Kenya en_US
dc.subject extension, personnel, production, surveys, tea, tea industry, technology en_US
dc.title Factors impeding tea production in smallholder sub-sector of the Kenya tea industry: an assessment extension staff awareness of existing technologies. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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