Impact of smallholder farmers’ welfare through participation in on-farm regional projects in East Africa

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dc.contributor.author Warinda, Enock
dc.contributor.author Nyariki, Dickson M.
dc.contributor.author Wambua, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Muasya, Reuben M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-10T08:16:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-10T08:16:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-29
dc.identifier.citation Agrekon en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0303-1853
dc.identifier.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03031853.2019.1653203
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4881
dc.description https://doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2019.1653203 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper uses panel data from 1,160 smallholder farmers, especially participants and non-participants in twenty-three regional projects from five countries in East Africa – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In this paper, regional projects mean projects implemented jointly in at least three countries, thereby providing sustainable regional public goods. Propensity score matching analysis is used to determine the difference in net benefits accrued to the on-farm participants compared to non-participants. The propensity scores show that participants have overall higher crop and livestock productivity, enhanced household income, increased soil and water management, and access to biofortified foods compared to non-participants. These findings indicate that regional projects can catalyse the achievement of smallholder farmers’ food and nutrition security, besides enhancing achievements of the African Union Commission's Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject On-farm regional projects en_US
dc.subject household welfare en_US
dc.subject East Africa en_US
dc.subject propensity score matching en_US
dc.title Impact of smallholder farmers’ welfare through participation in on-farm regional projects in East Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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