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dc.contributor.authorKabunga, N.S.
dc.contributor.authorDubois, T.
dc.contributor.authorQaim, M.
dc.identifier.citationKabunga, N.S., Dubois, T. & Qaim, M. (2011). Impact of tissue culture banana technology on farm household income and food security in Kenya (p. 28). Gottingen: Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen.
dc.description.abstractWhile tissue culture (TC) technology for vegetative plant propagation is gradually gaining in importance in Africa, rigorous ex post assessments of welfare effects for smallholder farm households is lacking. Using recent survey data and accounting for self-selection in technology adoption, we analyze the impacts of TC banana technology on household income and food security in Kenya. To assess food security outcomes, we employ the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) – a tool that has not been used for impact assessment before. Estimates of treatment-effects models show that TC banana adoption increases farm and household income by 153% and 50%, respectively. The technology also reduces relative food insecurity in a significant way. These results indicate that TC technology can be welfare enhancing for adopting farm households; its use should be further promoted through upscaling appropriate technology delivery systems.
dc.description.sponsorshipFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
dc.format.extent28 p.
dc.publisherGeorg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper;89
dc.subjectTechnology Transfer
dc.subjectTissue Culture
dc.subjectImpact Assessment
dc.subjectIncome Generation
dc.subjectFood Security
dc.subjectHousehold Income
dc.titleImpact of tissue culture banana technology on farm household income and food security in Kenya
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionEast Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.iitasubjectImpact Assessment
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.howpublishedFormally Published
cg.publicationplaceGoettingen, Germany
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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