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, […]

KENYA: Rice farmers yields expected to double up with the new System of Rice Intensification technology

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The National Irrigation Board in Kenya is promoting a rice production system (SRI) to improve food security. The programme combines using certified seeds and intensive water management with high levels of farmer sensitization.

A Study of the African White Rice Stem Borer (Maliarpha separatella Rag.) Population Density Fluctuations at Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Central Kenya

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The African white rice stem borer (Maliarpha separatella Ragonot) is a major pest of rice in Kenya. To understand and develop appropriate management packages, its population dynamics were studied at Mwea irrigation scheme in Central Kenya. This was for two wet and two dry periods. Farmer fields located in different parts of the scheme and […]