African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6559

Article in Press

Perception and adoption level of urban horticulture technologies in, Nairobi County of Kenya

Oyaro and Mukundi

  •  Received: 28 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 16 May 2019
Recent years have witnessed a significant improvement in the adoption and promotion of horticultural technologies among smallholder farmers world-wide and in particular, developing countries. This study is aimed at analyzing the perception and adoption level of urban horticultural technologies among farmers in the study area. A sample of 580 respondents was used, 138 in Kasarani, 195 in Mathare and 247 in Kibera. Structured questionnaire were used to collect data from urban farmers through the use of interview schedule questionnaire administration technique. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data obtained using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings of the study revealed that age was significant and has a positive relationship with technology adoption, more than 65% of the respondents were female and are mainly in charge of urban farming. Farmers are spread over all education levels and the source of food was the main reason for urban horticultural practices. Chi–square shows a positive relationship between occupation in peri-urban and reason for adoption of theurban technologies. The study also shows that there is positive relationship between age in peri-urban and technology transfer. More than 65% of the respondents were female

Keywords: Food security, Technology and Urban horticulture.