Kenya is among the top 3 tea Exporters earning about 3,660,000 Us dollars annually. Smallholder tea farmers account for 63% of produce with about 400,000 farmers spread in rural areas of tea growing Zones.It employs thousands directly/indirectly in rural and industrial areas. Smallholders produce less in terms of Kg/ha compared to the large scale estate sector with total few hectare, hence disparities in incomes.There is increasing neglected tea farms which occupy land that can be put to other economic uses and persistent poverty is noticeable yet tea is a sector which can really affect many people should it collapse. This book analyzes the situation both at production and post harvest level using descriptive, economic models and parametric tests with a case study of two districts of rural Kenya. It highlights the problems and suggests recommendations that can help in improving production and can apply to other similar situations. the book is useful to policymakers, Agricultural Extension Officers,farmers,students, community project advisers/managers, researchers and other relevant stakeholders especially in upcoming economies.
|Number of Pages||136|
|Book Type||Agriculture & farming|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-06-08 00:00:00|