Bookcover of ECONOMICS OF SMALLHOLDER DAIRY IN THE MARGINAL ZONES OF KENYA
Booktitle:

ECONOMICS OF SMALLHOLDER DAIRY IN THE MARGINAL ZONES OF KENYA

ECONOMC PERFORMANCE OF SMALLHOLDER EXOTIC DAIRY CATTLE IN THE MARGINAL ZONES OF KENYA

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-30 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-14681-3

ISBN-10:
3639146816
EAN:
9783639146813
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Agriculture is the mainstay of the people in the marginal zones.But it is unreliable and food deficits are often experienced. There are no cash crops or off-farm employment activities. Over 60 % of the people live below the poverty line.Thus, reduction of poverty remains a key challenge. Alternative agricultural activities with a promise of higher return to resources, expectation of future growth, and suitable for this zone are needed.Market oriented dairy has filled this need.Farmers in this zone have diversified from subsistent food crops to market oriented smallholder dairy.There is potential for increased demand and higher prices for dairy products especially within the townships. Dairy production is labour intensive and offers employment.Payments from dairy products are distributed throughout the year; with cash receipts constituting a monthly salary, and increased incomes.Dairy has potential to enhance food security and improvement of livelihoods. Thus, smallholder dairy is a catalyst for rural development.This book can be recommended to policy makers, students and organizations grapling with development in rural areas of LDCs.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Kavoi Muendo
Number of pages:
216
Published at:
2009-06-30
Stock:
Available
Category:
National economy
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Economic Performance, Exotic dairy breeds, marginal zones.

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