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: 535


Production and marketing of rice in Kenya: Challenges and opportunities

Evans A. Atera
  • Evans A. Atera
  • Department of Technical Services, Lake Basin Development Authority, Kenya; P. O. Box1516- 40100, Kisumu, Kenya.
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Florence N. Onyancha
  • Florence N. Onyancha
  • Kimira Oluch Smallholders Farmers Improvement Project, P. O. Box 293- 40300, Homabay, Kenya.
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Eucabeth B. O. Majiwa
  • Eucabeth B. O. Majiwa
  • Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 26 September 2017
  •  Accepted: 14 November 2017
  •  Published: 31 March 2018


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