influence of Weather Factors and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Farm Productive Efficiency in Different Agro-Ecological Zones in Kenya

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EfD- (Environment for Development)

Influence of Weather Factors and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Farm Productive Efficiency in Different Agro-Ecological Zones in Kenya

 

Richard M. Mulwa

Jane Kabubo-Mariara

 

This project will seek to explain whether adopting households are more efficient in utilization of resources, and which factors influence efficiency at household level. Using panel data, we propose estimate a two-stage semi-parametric analysis. In the first stage, a dynamic multi-output multi-input activity analysis model (Dynamic DEA) will be used to capture the overall farm efficiency for adopting and non-adopting households in different parts of the country. In the second stage, estimates from stage 1 will be regressed against weather factors and adaptation strategies and agro-ecological characteristics (altitude, slope and soil quality) to determine their influence of farm productive efficiency. The study will contribute to the existing literature on efficiency and also the limited literature on the impact of climate change expressed in weather factors and other factors on farm efficiency and productivity. These outcomes are important and can be used to inform the government on different policy decision, such as where to emphasize when planning on climate change adaptation strategies to be promoted across the country. 

 

Project dates 2015-2017

Start Year: 
2015
End Year: 
2017
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