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Competitiveness of Kenyan and Ugandan Maize Production: Challenges for the Future

James K. Nyoro, Lilian Kirimi and Thomas Jayne ()

No 55158, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to assess the costs of maize production in Kenya and Uganda, starting from the fact that there is no single “cost of production” for maize. Cost of production varies according to region, the type of technology package employed, farmers’ management practices, and the weather. In light of this, the study disaggregates cost of production into seven region/technology categories, five in Kenya and two in eastern Uganda, in order to compare the relative competitiveness of maize among these regions and technology packages. Variations in cost of production within each region/technology category reflect differences in farmer management practices and micro-variability in soils and rainfall.

Keywords: Crop; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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