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Title:
HOW CAN RURAL ECONOMIES BE REVAMPED THROUGH EMPOWERING SMALLHOLDER FARMERS?: A CASE OF WESTERN KENYA

Authors:
Kweyu Suleiman


Volume - 2 Issue - 5, Pages - 3380-3400

Abstract:
Agriculture is the backbone of economies of many emerging markets. In Kenya majority of people live in rural areas and derive their primary income from agricultural activities. Majority of farmers practice organic farming. However these smallholder farmers continue to face myriad of challenges in accessing extension services, financial credits and new agricultural technologies. Therefore there production capacities are low and they never produce enough food for themselves. In this study the author sought to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers with great focus on women farmers. The objective was to help farmers access productive agricultural resources e.g. land, agricultural technology and financial credits, to enable them produce more products and improve their incomes through the sale of surplus agricultural goods. The study revealed that smallholder farmers in western Kenya lack adequate access to information, financial credits and modern technology Increasing access to these basic services would ultimately in the long run develop rural economies through increased production.

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[Suleiman, Kweyu. "HOW CAN RURAL ECONOMIES BE REVAMPED THROUGH EMPOWERING SMALLHOLDER FARMERS?: A CASE OF WESTERN KENYA." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.5 (2017): 3380-400. ]

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