Impacts of policy reforms on the livestock industry in Kenya: The case of the dairy sector

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dc.contributor.author Nyariki, Dickson M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-25T07:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-25T07:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/214
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd21/10/nyar21165.htm
dc.identifier.uri http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/handle/11295/28164
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289815596_Impacts_of_policy_reforms_on_the_livestock_industry_in_Kenya_The_case_of_the_dairy_sector
dc.identifier.uri https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Impacts-of-policy-reforms-on-the-livestock-industry-Nyariki/bb50be18639b074839584a58385d068095c26b5c
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the impact of liberalization on the dairy industry in Kenya. Much debate rages over the effects of this policy. This debate is, however, not well informed; it lacks recent studies to show events and processes taking place from the farmer to the consumer, that inform whether the policy changes have had the intended effects. The results indicate that milk production and dairy herd productivity have reduced or remained low, on average. Food security with respect to milk has reduced from a position of sufficiency to that of insufficiency. Prices have improved slightly because of increased competition, leading to a stabilization of milk supply from year to year. Dairy capital stock in the form of processing plants has increased but is underutilized because of reduced milk deliveries as a result of an upsurge of small traders that offer more competitive prices. The negative impacts of liberalization policies are mainly attributed to the unsynchronized manner in which they were introduced. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.title Impacts of policy reforms on the livestock industry in Kenya: The case of the dairy sector en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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