Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 544

Article in Press

Economic Impact of DroughtTEGO® Hybrid Maize in Kenya

Willy Daniel Kyalo, Ibrahim Macharia, George Marechera, Grace Muinga,Steven Mugo, Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o, Ruth Rotich, James Karanja, Caleb Obunyali and Sylvester Oikeh

  •  Received: 01 March 2021
  •  Accepted: 24 June 2021
This paper utilizes the Economic Surplus Model (ESM) to provide an ex-post evaluation of the economic impact of drought tolerant hybrid maize technology in Kenya. Results indicate that the adoption of DroughtTEGO® varieties will generate economic benefit to producers with a net present value of US$ 2.1 billion over a 20-year period. These benefits are sustainable when adoption levels remain above 32% and yield advantage at least 21% over the commercial hybrids. These results present a compelling reason for investing in development, deployment and upscaling of the technology to mitigate the effects of drought among maize producers in Africa.

Keywords: Adoption, Climate-smart, DroughtTEGO®, Drought mitigation, Economic impact, Economic-surplus model