Kenya

Tailoring Contract Farming to Smallholders: Experimental Evidence on Enrollment Impact, Insurance Provision, and Communication Technologies

The research proposes three field experiments in Kenya to evaluate the potential of contract farming schemes to increase smallholder welfare. In the first intervention, a large […]

  • Start Date: 2013/06/01
  • End Date: 2017/11/30
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Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Western Seed’s Hybrid Maize Program

This study will evaluate the impact of Western Seed Company’s (WSC) hybrid maize program on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Kenya’s mid-altitude regions. This locally-based […]

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Climate variability, pastoralism, and commodity chains in Ethiopia and Kenya

The CHAINS project aims to improve policy impacts on pastoral marketing and commodity chains through evaluation of interactions between climate, market access for pastoral livestock producers, […]

  • Start Date: 2011/12/01
  • End Date: 2015
  • Project Code: CHAINS
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A cost-effectiveness framework for landscape rehabilitation and carbon sequestration in North Kenya

The CARBON project is working to improve rangeland management, mitigate climate change, improve pastoralist livelihoods, and provide skills and training to young scientists by developing participatory […]

Employing a Novel Gender-Based Extension Model to More Effectively Train and Engage Horticultural Farmers

Leadership development is key to sustained improvements in agricultural production in developing countries particularly in the rural areas. However, the rural poor cannot, in isolation develop […]

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Educating Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Grafting and Microclimate Management Techniques

This project will provide the necessary background information and strategies to improve tomato and pepper production through the increased application of grafting and low/high tunnel technologies […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2012/12/01
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Developing Low-Cost Pest Exclusion and Microclimate Modification Technologies for Small-Scale Vegetable Growers

This project seeks to harness alternative pest management techniques, micro-climate modifications, and growers’ education and training to improve small-scale vegetable production in East and West Africa. […]

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Seed Systems: Improving seed quality for smallholders

Building on an Immediate Impact Project, New Technology for Postharvest Drying and Storage of Horticultural Seeds, this project seeks to improve the ability of smallholders to […]

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Sustainable African indigenous vegetable production and market-chain development

This research project seeks to support and strengthen the African indigenous vegetable (AIV) industry using a market-first approach to overcoming constraints along the value chain, leading […]

  • Start Date: 2011/10/01
  • End Date: 2014/07/01
  • Project Code: Not Available
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