Demand for maize hybrids and hybrid change on smallholder farms in Kenya

  title={Demand for maize hybrids and hybrid change on smallholder farms in Kenya},
  author={Melinda Smalea and John Olwandeb},
  • Melinda Smalea, John Olwandeb
  • Published 2014
Kenya is a globally recognized maize “success story.” As the overall percentage of maize farmers growing hybrids tops 80% and the seed industry matures, the slow pace of hybrid replacement on farms, and the continued dominance of the seed industry by Kenya Seed Company, may dampen productivity. Our econometric analysis identifies the factors that explain farmer demand for hybrid seed, and the age of hybrids they grow, considering hybrid seed ownership. Male-headed households with more education… CONTINUE READING
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