Sokoine University of Agriculture

The impact of agricultural research on poverty and income distribution: A case study of selected on-farm research projects at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Kilima, F. T. M.
dc.contributor.author Tarimo, A. J. P.
dc.contributor.author Johnsen, F. H.
dc.contributor.author Nchimbi-Msolla, S.
dc.contributor.author Mbaga, S.
dc.contributor.author Sesabo, J.
dc.contributor.author Abdallah, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Iranga, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-03T13:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-03T13:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 0856 668X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1975
dc.description Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2013, Vol. 12(1) : 1-9 en_US
dc.description.abstract Improved technologies induce productivity growth that generates pro-poor improvement processes. However, improving welfare and equity is a difficult task. This study investigated whether interventions in agriculture benefit farmers who are more capable to derive sufficient gains than others using data from on-farm research projects in Tanzania.Data were collected during baseline and impact assessment studies using questionnaires. The distributions of income were assessed using coefficients of variation, Gini coefficients and Theil’s Tstatistic. Results show that the projects contributed to increase farm income through enhanced productivity and sales of products and these gains were equitably shared. To encourage adoption and sustainability of these interventions it is important to sensitize Local Government Authorities and Agricultural Sector Lead Ministries on these technologies to allow incorporation of research findings in development plans. Involvement of extension staff in research and demonstrations through farmers’ shows should also be encouraged to increase adoption. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Agricultural research en_US
dc.subject Agricultural productivity en_US
dc.subject Poverty and income inequality en_US
dc.title The impact of agricultural research on poverty and income distribution: A case study of selected on-farm research projects at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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