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Demand for agricultural extension services among small-scale maize farmers: Micro-level evidence from Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Eric O Gido, Kenneth W Sibiko, Oscar I Ayuya, Joseph K Mwangi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-27T08:42:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-27T08:42:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-15
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2436
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The objective of the study was to determine the level and determinants of demand for extension services among small-scale maize farmers in Kenya. Design/methodology/approach: Based on an exploratory research design, primary data were collected from a sample of 352 households through face-to-face interviews. Focus group discussions were used to collect contextual data. The sample comprised of organic and conventional small-scale maize farmers in Bungoma County, Kenya. In data analyses, descriptive statistics and a zero inflated negative binomial regression were employed. Findings: Results indicate that organic farmers had a mean of three contacts with extension providers compared to conventional farmers who had a mean of one contact during the year. Further, age of the household head, education level, farming experience, amount of off-farm income and credit received, group … en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject Demand, Extension services, Small-scale farmers, Zero inflated negative binomial, Maize, Kenya en_US
dc.title Demand for agricultural extension services among small-scale maize farmers: Micro-level evidence from Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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