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Let it Rain: Weather Extremes and Household Welfare in Rural Kenya. Ayala Wineman, Nicole M. Mason, Justus Ochieng, and Lilian Kirimi. Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development. WPS 57/2016.
The Effects of Kenya’s ‘Smarter’ Input Subsidy Program on Smallholder Behavior and Incomes: Do Different Quasi-Experimental Approaches Lead to the Same Conclusions? Nicole M. Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi and David Mather. Tegemeo Institute Of Agricultural Policy And Development. WPS 56/2016.
Targeting Of Subsidized Fertilizer Under Kenya’s National Accelerated Agricultural
Input Access Program (NAAIAP). Megan Sheahan, John Olwande, Lilian Kirimi, and T.S. Jayne. Tegemeo Institute Of Agricultural Policy And Development. WPS 52/2014.
Demystifying the Role of Grain Assemblers in the Rural Maize Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa. Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper No. 84. June 2014.
Farmer Demand for Soil Fertility Management Practices in Kenya’s Grain Basket. Mercy Kamau, Melinda Smale, and Mercy Mutua. IDWP 132 . November 2013.
The Impact of Maize Hybrids on Income, Poverty, and Inequality among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Mary K. Mathenge, Melinda Smale, and John Olwande. International Development Working Paper # 126. November 2012.
What is the Scope for Increased Fertilizer Use in Kenya? Megan Sheahan, Roy Black, and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper # 125. July 2012.
A Stochastic Production Function Analysis of Maize Hybrids and Yield Variability in Drought-Prone Areas of Kenya. Ashley D. Jones, Timothy J. Dalton, and Melinda Smale. WPS 49/2012.
Income and Poverty Impacts of USAID-Funded Programs to Promote Maize, Horticulture, and Dairy Enterprises in Kenya, 2004-2010. Melinda Smale, Mary K. Mathenge, Thomas S. Jayne, Eduardo Magalhaes, John Olwande, Lilian Kirimi, Mercy Kamau, and James Githuku. International Development Working Paper #122. February 2012.
The Impact of State Marketing Board Operations on Smallholder Behavior and Incomes: The Case of Kenya. David Mather and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper #119. November 2011.
Is Older Better? Maize Hybrid Change on Household Farms in Kenya. Melinda Smale and John Olwande. International Development Working Paper #114. November 2011.
Trade and Agricultural Competitiveness for Growth, Food Security and Poverty Reduction: A Case of Wheat and Rice Production in Kenya. Raphael Gitau, Samuel Mburu, Mary K. Mathenge and Melinda Smale. WP 45/2011.
Maize Revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Melinda Smale, Derek Byerlee, and T.S. Jayne. WPS 39/20111
A Farm Gate-to-Consumer Value Chain Analysis of Kenya’s Maize Marketing System. Lilian Kirimi, Nicholas Sitko, T.S. Jayne, Francis Karin, Milu Muyanga, Megan Sheahan, James Flock, and Gilbert Bor. International Development Working Paper #111. January 2011
Pathways Into and Out Of Poverty: A Study Of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics In Kenya. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, and William J. Burke. WPS 39/2010.
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The Rewards of an Improved Enabling Environment: How Input Market Reform Helped Kenyan Farmers Raise Their Fertilizer Use By 36%. Megan Sheahan, Joshua Ariga, and T.S. Jayne. Policy Synthesis Number 92. February 2016. Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy.
The effects of Kenya’s ‘smarter’ input subsidy program on crop production, incomes, and poverty. Nicole M. Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi, and David Mather. Policy Brief No. 11. October, 2015. Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy.
Let it rain: Weather extremes and household welfare in rural Kenya. A. Wineman, J. Ochieng, N. Mason, and L. Kirimi. Policy Brief No. 7. October, 2015. Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy.
Impacts of USAID-Funded Programs on Smallholder Income in Kenya. M. Smale, M. K. Mathenge, T.S. Jayne, E. Magalhaes, J. Olwande, L. Kirimi, M. Kamau, and J. Githuku. Policy Brief No. 6. 2012. Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy
Agriculture And Livelihood Diversification Among Rural Kenyan Households: Evidence of Agricultural Transformation? Simon C. Kimenju and David Tschirley. Tegemeo Policy Synthesis No. 8. November 2011.
Smallholder Marketing Behavior and Urban Consumption Patterns in Eastern and Southern Africa. GISAMA Policy Synthesis #3. March 2010.
Opportunities and Challenges for Strengthening Staple Food Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa. GISAMA Policy Synthesis #2. March 2010.
Policies and Public Investments to Promote Smallholder Green Revolutions in Africa: Lessons from Asia. GISAMA Policy Synthesis #1. December 2009.
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Policy Presentations Top
Is Small Still Beautiful? The Farm Size-Productivity Relationship Revisited. Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. 5th International Conference of AAAE. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 25, 2016.
Can Economic and Environmental Benefits Associated with Agricultural Intensification Be Sustained at High Population Densities? A Farm Level Empirical Analysis. Daniel Kyalo Willy, Milu Muyanga and T.S Jayne. 5th International Conference of AAAE. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 25, 2016.
Maize Response to Nitrogen Role of soil quality. Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting.
August 2, 2016.
MSU Agricultural Sector Activities in Kenya.
Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. USAID-KENYA.
September 9, 2016.
Raising Fertilizer Use by Smallholder Farmers. T.S. Jayne.
Keynote Presentation at "Seizing the Moment: Accelerating Fertilizer
Use by Smallholder Farmers" Side Event at
The African Green Revolution Forum.
Nairobi, Kenya. 6 September 2016.
Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Asia and Africa:
A Review of Recent Evidence.
T.S. Jayne and Nicole Mason. Presentation at workshop on “Making Subsidies Work for Kenya.” Nairobi, Kenya.1 September 2016.
Is Small Still Beautiful? The Farm Size-Productivity Relationship Revisited in Kenya. Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2016, Washington, DC. March 14-18, 2016. Tegemeo Conference 2015: Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in Kenya. Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Nairobi. November 10, 2015.
Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in the Face of Rising Land Scarcity and Low Productivity. T.S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Lulama Traub, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin, Ferdinand Meyer. Keynote Address, Tegemeo Institute Agricultural Policy Conference, Nairobi. November 10, 2015. 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economist. Milan, Italy. August 12, 2015.
Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: Causes and Consequences T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, L. Traub, N. Sitko, M. Muyanga, K. Yeboah, C. Nkonde, W. Anseeuw, A. Chapoto, and R. Kachule. AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. July 26-28, 2015.
Household Incomes and Poverty Dynamics in Rural Kenya: A Panel Data Analysis. Milu Muyanga & Phillip Musyoka. Economics of Global Poverty Conference. Gordon College, Boston. January 6-7, 2015.
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Burke, William, Robert Myers, and T.S. Jayne. 2015.
A triple-hurdle model of production and market participation in Kenya’s dairy market. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(4): 1227–1246. Olwande, J., M. Smale, M.K. Mathenge, F. Place, D. Mithöfer, 2015.
Agricultural marketing by smallholders in Kenya: A comparison of maize, kale and dairy. Food Policy 52: 22-32. Smale, Melinda , John Olwande.
Demand for maize hybrids and hybrid change on smallholder farms in Kenya. Agricultural Economics 45 (2014) 409–420. Jayne, T.S, A. Chapoto, N. Sitko, C. Nkonde, M. Muyanga, J. Chamberlin. 2014.
Is the Scramble for Land in Africa Foreclosing a Smallholder Agricultural Expansion Strategy? Journal of International Affairs, 67 (2), 35-53. Muyanga, Milu and T.S. Jayne. 2014.
Effects of rising rural population density on smallholder agriculture in Kenya. Food Policy, 47. Mathenge, Mary K., Melinda Smale, John Olwande.
The impacts of hybrid maize seed on the welfare of farming households in Kenya. Food Policy. Volume 44, February 2014, Pages 262–271. Sitko, N. and T.S. Jayne (2014).
Exploitative Briefcase Businessmen, Parasites, and Other Myths and Legends: Assembly Traders and the Performance of Maize Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa. World Development. February 2014. Volume 54, 56-67. Burke, William J. and T. S. Jayne.
Smallholder land ownership in Kenya: distribution between households and through time. Agricultural Economics (11 June 2013) 1–14. Jin, Songqing and T.S. Jayne 2013. Land Rental Markets in Kenya: Implications for Efficiency, Equity, Household Income, and Poverty. Land Economics, 89 (2): 246–271.
Chamberlin, Jordan and T.S. Jayne.
Unpacking the Meaning of ‘Market Access’: Evidence from Rural Kenya. World Development. 2012. Jayne, T.S. and Milu Muyanga.
Land constraints in Kenya’s densely populated rural areas: implications for food policy and institutional reform. Food Security, Volume 4 (2012). Chapoto, Antony, Lilian Kirimi, and Suneetha Kadiyala. (2012)
Poverty and Prime-Age Mortality in Eastern and Southern Africa: Evidence from Zambia and Kenya. World Development (Available online 14 May 2012). N. Mason, T. S. Jayne, A. Chapoto, and C. Donovan.
Putting the 2007/08 global food crisis in longer-term perspective: Trends in staple food affordability in urban Zambia and Kenya. Food Policy 36 (3): 350–367. June 2011. Jayne, T.S., D. Mather, and E. Mghenyi. 2010. "
Principal Challenges Confronting Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa". World Development, 38(10): 1384-1398 Ariga, J. and T.S. Jayne. 2010. Private-Sector Responses to Public Investments and Policy Reforms: The Case of Fertilizer and Maize Market Development in Kenya. In: Spielman, David, J. and Rajul Pandya-Lorch.(eds.) "
Proven successes in agricultural development: a technical compendium to Millions Fed," IFPRI: Washington, D.C., pp. 349-380 Ariga, J., and T.S. Jayne. 2010. Maize trade and marketing policy interventions in Kenya. In A. Sarris and J. Morrison (eds),
Food Security in Africa: Markets and Trade Policy for Staple Foods in Eastern and Southern Africa, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishers.
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Dissertation and Thesis Reprints Top
. Master's Thesis, 2011. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. Department 2011 Best M.S. Thesis Analysis of Fertilizer Profitability and Use in Kenya Burke, William.
. Master's Thesis, 2009. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. Department 2009 Best M.S. Thesis Triple Hurdle Model of Smallholder Production and Market Participation in Kenyas Dairy Sector Kirimi, Lilian Wambui.
. Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. Essays on Disease-Related Working-Age Adult Mortality: Evidence from Rural Kenya Mathenge, Mary.
. Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008. Major Professor: David Tschirley. Essays on Off-Farm Labor Market Participation, Farm Production Decisions and Household Economic Wellbeing: Empirical Evidence from Rural Kenya
Sindi, Julius Kirimi.
Master's Thesis, 2008. Major Professor: John Staatz. Kenya's Domestic Horticulture Subsector: What Drives Commercialization Decisions by Rural Households? Mghenyi, Elliot Wamboka.
. Master's Thesis, 2006. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. Welfare Effects of Maize Pricing Policy on Rural Households in Kenya Awuor, Thomas.
Competitiveness of Maize from Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda in Kisumu Town of Kenya. Master's Thesis, 2003. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. -ABSTRACT- Karanja, Daniel David
The Impact of Maize Technologies on Income Distribution in Marginal and High Potential Regions of Kenya. Ph.D. Dissertation, 2003. Major Professor: Eric Crawford. -ABSTRACT- Wanzala, Maria Namakhoye
An Economic Analysis of the Performance of the Fertilizer Subsector in the Maize Belt of Western Kenya. Ph.D. Dissertation, 2003. Major Professor: John Staatz. -ABSTRACT- McNeil, Melody Rebekah.
. Plan B Paper, 2001. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. The Impact of Adult Death on Rural Smallholders in Kenya: Implications for HIV/AIDS
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Press Reports Top
(Views expressed by the correspondents do not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University)
Mziwanda, Regina. Amka na BBC. September 1, 2014.
Agricultural policies ‘not friendly’ to small farmers. Arthur Okwemba. Daily Nation. March 29, 2014.
Subsidised fertiliser: Cheaper alternative or expensive way of rearing crops? Dann Okoth. Standard Digital. November 23, 2013.
Are seed barons holding up plans to raise maize yields? The Standard. April 18, 2013.
Conference Newsletter #1. Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa, Future Agricultures Conference. Pretoria, South Africa. 18 March 2013.
Proposed VAT Bill to push up cost of maize flour. Daily Nation. November 01, 2012.
Experts fault cereals board on fixing maize prices. Business Daily. October 31, 2012.
MP warns of toxic maize in the market. Daily Nation.October 31, 2012.
New Bill set to push maize flour price up. Daily Nation. October 31, 2012.
State’s foray into maize marketing distorts pricing, hurts stakeholders. Steve Mbogo. Business Daily. November 1, 2010
Starting in 1997, Tegemeo Institute and MSU have designed, implemented,
household-level surveys to provide an objective vantage point for discussions
on agricultural policy and poverty reduction strategies. The sample covered
approximately 1,500 households in 24 districts in 1997, 1998, and 2000.
Census data was used to find the populations of all non-urban divisions
in the country. The populations in all these divisions were assigned to
one or more agro-ecological zones (AEZ) based on secondary data1 and in-house
experience. This process resulted in dividing Kenya's rural population
into its make up by AEZ. Within each AEZ, two or three divisions were chosen
on the basis of their importance (population) within their AEZ. Diversity
in cropping patterns was allowed to influence the selection of divisions
where it was not clear which divisions to choose. These divisions fell
within 24 districts of the country. Details on the sampling procedure can
in Argwings-Kodhek et al (1999), "How Can Micro-level Household Information Make
a Difference for Agricultural Policy Making? Selected Examples from the KAMPAP
Survey of Smallholder Agriculture and Non-Farm Activities for Selected Districts
in Kenya," which is viewable and downloadable in the "Conference Papers" section
of this site.