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Effects of the 2007/8 post election violence on milk marketing sysems : a case of smallholder farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya

Rechten: Wageningen University & Research

Effects of the 2007/8 post election violence on milk marketing sysems : a case of smallholder farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya

Rechten: Wageningen University & Research

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Several measures are used to assess the performance of the marketing system. The measures include quantity of milk, price, source of credit, access to commercial feeds and access to breeding services. The study also considers the role of infrastructure component in enhancing the marketing system. Data for the study came from both secondary and primary sources. Milk price and quantity data came from my survey and supplemented with data from the KDB and other published sources. The study interviewed 60 farmers (using a structured questionnaire), 29 from Kapsaret division and 31 from Turbo division who were not displaced. Three officials from different milk collecting centers and one processor were interviewed. Officials from the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Ministry of Livestock Development (MoLD) and Ministry of Cooperative development were also interviewed. The study reveals an estimated loss of about 1.6 million liters (due to PEV) of milk worth Kshs 36.8 million per month (€368000); (€1= Kshs100 Aug 2008) delivered to the market between the months of January and March 2008. The study also found that the milk prices significantly went up after the post election violence both in formal and informal marketing systems with an average of 22% increase. Access to services like breeding (especially AI) and quality commercial feeds has been affected in that the services are hardly available and if they are, the price is extremely high. This study concludes that the PEV had diverse effects on the milk marketing system depending on the division.

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OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
AfdelingLivestock Production Chain
Jaar2008
TypeAndersoortig materiaal
TaalEngels

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