Articles by Author: M W Ngigi

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  1. Yields of Green Grams and Pigeonpeas under Smallholder Conditions in Machakos County, Kenya

    Yields of Green Grams and Pigeonpeas under Smallholder Conditions in Machakos County, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal
    Green grams and pigeonpeas have multiple benefits to the rural poor as food security, fodder for livestock and fuel for small-scale farmers, despite low smallholder yields in Kenya. However, little is known about the factors between different farmers that influence...
  2. Determinants of Consumers’ Choice and Willingness to Pay for Biofortified Pearl Millet in Kenya

    Determinants of Consumers’ Choice and Willingness to Pay for Biofortified Pearl Millet in Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal
    Globally, micronutrient deficiency is a major health concern as more than two billion people suffer from iron deficiency, 1.75 billion are at risk of low zinc intake, while 127 million pre-school children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. Consumption of iron...
  3. Assessment of Differences in Small Farmer Uses of Produce and Determinants of Marketed Surplus of Green Grams and Pigeon Peas in Semi-arid Machakos County, Kenya

    Assessment of Differences in Small Farmer Uses of Produce and Determinants of Marketed Surplus of Green Grams and Pigeon Peas in Semi-arid Machakos County, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal
    Small farmers in semi-arid areas of eastern Kenya produce green grams and pigeon peas for both subsistence and income. Because of this, it was important for a detailed investigation on the difficulty of raising marketed surplus (produce) of green grams...
  4. Functional Diversity and Performance of Direct Marketing Outlets for Smallholder Farmers of Green Gram and Pigeon Pea Commodities in Machakos County, Kenya

    Functional Diversity and Performance of Direct Marketing Outlets for Smallholder Farmers of Green Gram and Pigeon Pea Commodities in Machakos County, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal
    The smallholder direct marketing outlets (private grain traders) serve the smallholder farmers poorly in the rural areas of Kenya, making local markets thin and less competitive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diversity and the determinant factors...