Tea Farming Enterprise Contribution to Smallholders’ Well Being In Kenya

Poverty reduction among smallholders has remained a major priority for the Kenyan government. Efforts have been geared to have a streamlined agri-business system like emulated by the tea sub-sector. In the smallholder tea sub-sector, farmers are organized to private companies, owns factories, engage in produce assembling, processing, contract experts for profession services, have micro-financing institutions serving them, and procure fertilizer from overseas in bulk to distribute it to its members. While the success of the organization and operations are visible the impact of the enterprise returns are unknown. The paper discusses the tea farming enterprise contribution to the well being of the smallholders’ tea farmers in central and western highlands of Kenya.


Issue Date:
2008-11
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/52127
Page range:
69-75
Total Pages:
7
Series Statement:
The Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction: Recent Experiences from Africa
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