Determinants Influencing the Adoption of Rice Intensification System among Smallholders in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kenya

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Rice farming has received considerable attention in developing countries and particularly in Kenya due to its impact on smallholders’ income and food security. Irrigated rice is the largest consumer of water, and its sustainability is threatened by water shortage. This has necessitated the development of alternative irrigation water technologies, such as the system of rice […]

Challenges and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of the System of Rice Intensification Practices in Oluch Irrigation Scheme, Homa-Bay County, Kenya

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Rice is a staple food crop for most households in sub-Saharan Africa [1,2]. Currently, there is increasing demand for rice and the need to improve productivity of local farmers to reduce dependence on imports in most countries with rice productivity potential [1,3]. Concurrently, there are significant crop yield gaps associated with biophysical and management challenges. With […]

KENYA: Comparing productivity of rice under System of Rice Intensification and conventional flooding: A switching regression approach

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This paper examined the factors influencing rice productivity in Kenya’s Mwea Irrigation Scheme using the System of rice intensification (SRI) and conventional flooding (CF). Analysis of 364 farmer interviews with an Endogenous Switching regression Model (ESRM) revealed that factors such as household size, access to extension services, involvement in off-farm work, distance from the canal, […]