Farmers" response to reforms in the marketing of maize in Kenya

a case study of Trans Nzoia District by Hezron Nyangito

Publisher: Institute of Policy Analysis and Research in Nairobi, Kenya

Written in English
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  • Kenya,
  • Trans Nzoia District


  • Corn -- Kenya -- Trans Nzoia District -- Marketing.

Edition Notes

StatementHezron Nyangito and Lydia Ndirangu.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, no. DP 003/97, Discussion paper (Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (Kenya)) ;, no. DP 97/003.
ContributionsNdirangu, Lydia.
LC ClassificationsHD9049.C8 K46 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL146529M
LC Control Number99893562

In comparison, the commercial maize flour market is expected to increase from $ million in to $ million by at a CAGR of %, while posho maize flour will . On average, when we started this project, local farmers were planting two acres of maize each, from which they typically harvested around 1, kg. But none of the farmers processed the maize and turned it into high-value produce like flour and animal feed. Making maize go further. Traders trucked in million bags of cheaper maize from Uganda in five months through May, fresh official statistics indicate, helping price out maize farmers from Kenya’s food basket regions. Data released by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) shows , metric tonnes of staple maize was imported from the neighbouring country in the period, which tonnes . Current State of Fortification •Kenya: a mandate to fortify all packaged maize meal (~roller meal) by July •Uganda: mandate to fortify maize meal in all mills with a capacity of 20MT/d by July •Zambia: Has had sugar fortification since In , a project to voluntarily introduce maize.

The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has purchased million bags of maize estimated at Sh billion to replenish the country’s Strategic Grain Reserve as more farmers rush to deliver the produce ahead of next planting season. With the supply of labor in the rural areas, the small scale farmers would manage to produce wheat in a cost-effective manner. This argument is supported by maize sector Kenya where majority of the farmers are small scale farmers practicing labor-intensive farming techniques and they supply the bulk of maize produced in the country. Cited by: 8. Agricultural Marketing and Supply Chain Management in Tanzania: A Case Study 1 INTRODUCTION Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agricultural production. In agriculture accounted for half of the country’s GDP, provided 51 percent of foreign exchange and employed 80 percent of the labour force (Agricultural Marketing Policy ).File Size: KB. Maize is Kenya’s main staple food crop and is of vital concern to agricultural policy decisions, food security and the overall development of both the agricultural sector and the economy. The general objective of this study was to investigate the socio economic constraints to smallholder maize production in Tobacco growing regions of South Author: Oscar Onyango Sangoro, Daphen Ojala, John Mudaki.

In , maize production for Kenya was 3, tonnes. Though Kenya maize production fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through - period ending at 3, tonnes in Zea mays Corn, Indian corn, mealies. A grain with a high germ content. At the national level, hybrid and ordinary maize should be reported separately owing to widely . Zambia FRA maize purchases. rapid response (with good rainfall) but very costly, especially if private sector crowded out Invest in farm productivity growth and improved marketing efficiency. may take longer but more sustainable, especially if private sector encouraged. 3.

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Zimbabwe has continued to control maize marketing through a statutory Board while Uganda has never controlled the maize sector. Maize Marketing in Kenya before Liberalisation, The Development Alternatives, Inc.

(DAI) study of provided a thorough exposition of the maize marketing status up to and set the stage and strategies for the.

Manual for Soil fertility management, fertilizer marketing and extension communication in Kenya – MOA and GTZ, ; The on-farm trials and fertilizer use information for Trans Nzoia District and outlying areas, MOA &LD, ; Frontline extension workers manual, East African agriculture, a text book for secondary school, D.N Ngugi, positively to its output price, development expenditures in agriculture, maize sales to marketing boards, growth in per capita GDP, liberalisation and governance reforms.

However, maize production responds negatively to fertiliser price and unfavourable weather conditions. The response of maize output to its price is lower with rising inflation. History of Kenyan Maize Production, Marketing and Policies Lilian Kirimi.

Egerton University. TEGEMEO INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT. Regional Workshop on an Integrated Policy Approach to Commercializing Smallholder Maize Production. 6th-7th June,at the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaFile Size: KB.

Traders trucked in million bags of cheaper maize from Uganda in five months through May, fresh official statistics indicate, helping price out maize farmers from Kenya’s food basket : CONSTANT MUNDA.

[Photo:Michael Ollinga/Standard] Kenya’s perennial maize shortage crisis may deepen as farmers in the North Rift, the country’s grain basket, shift to other more profitable ventures. The major aspects of Kenya’s “stop-go” maize marketing and trade policies, from the inception of liberalization in the late s, are summarized in Table 2.

Marketing Channel by Maize and Pigeonpea Smallholder Farmers: Evidence from the Northern and Eastern Zones of T anzania, Agrekon, DOI: / Faced with frequent droughts, more and more Kenyan farmers are switching from maize to sorghum - a cereal that withstands drought, is sturdy, and easy to grow.

Sorghum is indigenous to East Africa, so Kenyan farmers are returning to a crop that is better adapted and was popular long before the Central American-originated maize was introduced.

Moses Michira 15th May GMT + ; MV IVS Pine Hurst docked w tonnes of duty-free maize. [Maarufu Mohamed,Standard] Nairobi-based billionaire Naushad Merali is. Maize is the main staple food crop in the country and the most important cereal grain contributing significantly to food security in Kenya.

Maize is grown by 98 percent of Kenya’s million smallholder farmers and in Kenya produced million tons of maize on million hectares of land according to the Tegemeo Institute data.

new entrants including more foreign firms. Maize seed firms must develop a marketing plan (marketing strategy and the 4Ps of product, price, place, and promotion) to analyze what each firm can do to improve customer satisfaction and strengthen its competitive position in the market.

Key Words: strategic marketing, maize seed, market reforms, UgandaFile Size: KB. The Adoption of Maize in Kenya occurred during the British occupation, from the late 19th century through In fact, until the s, most of the maize produced by European settlers in Kenya was exported, not eaten domestically.

This article tells the story of how maize became the main staple in Kenya. Downloadable. The objectives of this paper are to: (1) identify the pattern of private sector investment in the maize marketing system since the reforms were initiated and evaluate the extent of private sector response to the reforms; (2) assess how maize prices and marketing margins have changed in response to the market reforms; (3) identify market-oriented mechanisms that.

Farmers Market Kenya seeks to leverage on technology to address marketing distortions that deny farmers their effective earnings. The national maize production levels in Kenya have been declining from an all time high of over 34 million bags to about 25 million bags over the years.

The situation is made worse by agricultural reforms which have affected small scale farmers in Western Province, which is one of Kenya`s food baskets. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS Agricultural Economics 38 () – The effects of NCPB marketing policies on maize market prices in Kenya T. Jaynea,∗, Robert J.

Myersb, James Nyoroc aMichigan State University, Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MIUSA bMichigan State University, Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MIUSA cEgerton University, Tegemeo.

Kenya will not stop maize imports from Uganda as the two countries have signed East African trade protocol, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has said.

imported. The increasing deficit between maize production and consumption, the high marketing costs of maize and the burden on the national budget to the national food agency the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) were among the factors that stimulated the demand for reform in food marketing.

Maize is the staple food in Zambia and most small-scale farming households are engaged in maize production. Fertilizer is used predominantly on maize and agricultural marketing is dominated by maize sales among smallholders (Govereh et al., ).Improving maize productivity has been a major goal of the Zambian government.

MAIZE PRODUCTION PRACTISES FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY AMONG SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN CENTRAL KENYA 1 Mbure G.N., u 2, S.N. Njihia 1, Z. Saitoti1, J.M. Kaiyare 1, and G.N. Ngae 1 1Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Muguga South P.O Box Nairobi, Kenya Abstract A baseline survey to document farmers’ File Size: KB.

Maize marketing was monopolized by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), a state sponsored single-desk marketing board.

Kenya’s maize sector reforms began in the mid ’s and intensified through the ’s resulting in a fully decontrolled market by the end of This was a scandal in Kenya that became public in Januaryover the sale of imported maize.

In latethe ban on importation of maize was lifted by the government to allow capable businessmen to import maize to supplement the local produce that was short of the minimum required to satisfy the local market– Goldenberg scandal.

Food Pol Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Marketing () Kenya: Report on the Agricultural Sector Review and An Outline of the Tentative Investment Strategy.

Government Printer, Nairobi. Mosley, P. () Maize Control in Kenya ~ Center for Development Studies, University of Bath, by: The Effects of Government Maize Marketing and Trade Policies on Maize Market Prices in Kenya By T.S. Jayne, Robert J.

Myers, and James Nyoro Draft, October Abstract The Government of Kenya pursues maize sector policy objectives via two main instruments—the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) which procures and sellsFile Size: KB. Downloadable. Kenya is one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa experiencing an impressive rise in fertilizer use on food crops grown by smallholder farmers since the liberalization of input markets starting in the earlys.

The impacts of these reforms and associated private sector investments on national fertilizer use and food production have never been rigorously. In general, small scale farmers in Western Kenya are going through tough times in their quest to feed the nation.

It is evident that a problem of agriculture in the region results in a serious food crisis in the entire country because maize is the staple food of almost all Kenya's communities.

Working with smallholder farmers to improve maize production and marketing in western Kenya P. Woomer and E. Mukhwana SACRED-Africa, P.O. BoxBungoma, Kenya. Abstract Smallhold farmers in Western Kenya face crop production and marketing constraints that bind them within a cycle of by: 6.

Traders trucked in million bags of cheaper maize from Uganda in five months through May, fresh official statistics indicate, helping price out maize farmers from Kenya’s food basket regions. Data released by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) showsmetric tonnes of staple maize was imported from the west-neighbouring country in the period, which [ ].

I once started a maize business. Actually, last year. It is a good business venture because demand is always there and supply is limited many times, but a lot a few times. You are almost always assured of a market. So, get supply. It's best if yo. Maize Since time immemorial, maize, especially dry maize, has been Kenya’s staple food with almost every household in Kenya consuming it.

Regular dried maize is retailing at KSh 40 per kilogram, wholesale price is KSh 37 per kilogram, with a 90kg bag selling at KSh 3, Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture reported a price of KSh [ ].The transactions involved in the marketing of maize are complex.

The main channels for the commodity flow include (i) from farmers (farm gate) to agents/traders/village markets in rural areas; (ii) from rural markets to secondary markets in regional towns (iii) from urban markets to major buying centers outside the district and (iv) the export by: 3.

Maize is the most important staple food in Nigeria. It accounts for about 43% of calorie intake (Nweke et al., ; NARP, ). Maize has consumption quantity of g/capital/day (FAOSTAT, ).