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dc.contributor.authorMarenya, P. P.en
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, C. B.en
dc.coverage.spatialVihiga Districten
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Nandi Districten
dc.coverage.spatialWestern Kenyaen
dc.coverage.temporal2008 - 2009en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:20Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier4821en
dc.identifier.citationAgricultural Economics 40(5): 561-572en
dc.identifier.issn0169-5150en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/69054en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractLow fertilizer use perpetuates the slow yield growth in Sub Saharan Africa (in comparison to Asia and Latin America) as well as subsequent rates of hunger and malnutrition. Current models use primarily market-level factors in their analyses on fertilizer input use. However, increasing research indicates that nonmarket factors are also important determinants. The purpose of this study is to validate the accuracy of a soil carbon content (SCC) threshold in a switching regression model to determine fertilizer use in 260 farm households in Kenya. The model revealed that, in addition to market factors, fertilizer use was dependent upon SCC, and improved market level factors were less likely to increase its use in low SCC households. These results suggest that SCC improvement and favorable fertilizer market conditions must occur in tandem.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherInternational Association of Agricultural Economistsen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectCash cropsen
dc.subjectLocal marketsen
dc.subjectEconomic analysesen
dc.subjectSoil fertilityen
dc.subjectModelingen
dc.subjectNutrient managementen
dc.subjectSmall holder enterpriseen
dc.subjectFertilizationen
dc.subjectFertilizer demanden
dc.subjectFertilizer policyen
dc.subjectSoil carbonen
dc.subjectSoil organic matteren
dc.subjectSwitching regressionen
dc.subjectMarket accessen
dc.subjectKenyaen
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scaleen
dc.titleSoil quality and fertilizer use rates among smallholder farmers in western Kenyaen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economistsen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00398.xen
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