publication . Other literature type . Conference object . Preprint . 2013

Economics of Harvesting and Marketing Selected Indigenous Fruits in Mwingi District, Kenya

Catherine Mwema; Lagat, J. K.; Mutai, B. K.;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
Constant droughts especially in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) have led to recurrent crop failures and livestock losses. Households have therefore resulted to other alternatives which can provide both food and income. Trade in indigenous fruits contributes to livelihoods through income generation and as a safety net for consumption and income smoothing. This paper presents the analysis of economic returns from harvesting and marketing indigenous fruits and the socio economic factors that influence participation in trade of indigenous fruits. The results are based on a survey conducted in Nuu division, Mwingi District, where 120 randomly selected households ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Indigenous fruits, gross margins, Logit, Benefit Cost Ratios (BCR), Returns to Labour, Agribusiness, Crop Production/Industries, Marketing,, Agribusiness, Crop Production/Industries, Marketing, Indigenous fruits, gross margins, Logit, Benefit Cost Ratios (BCR), Returns to Labour
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