African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688


What factors influence performance of farmer groups? A review of literature on parameters that measure group performance

Sheilla Jeruto Tallam
  • Sheilla Jeruto Tallam
  • Department of Sociology, Moi University, P. O. Box 3900, Eldoret, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 06 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 April 2017
  •  Published: 07 June 2018


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Khalid S (2011). Governance of Producer Groups : A case study on Horticulture and Livestock Project, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Khulm District, Balkh Province – Afghanistan. Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science.


Kifanyi GE, Shayo BMB, Ndambuki JM (2013). Performance of community based organizations in managing sustainable urban water supply and sanitation projects. Int. J. Phys. Sci. 8(30):1558-1569.


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Mukindia B (2012). Influence of collective action on market access among small holder banana farmers in Imenti South District,Kenya. University of Nairobi.


Nyang MN, Webo C, Roothaert RL (2010). The Power of Farmers Organisations in smallholder Agriculture in East Africa. A review of 5 project initiatives of the Maendeleo Agricultural Technology Fund, London.


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