Development pathways in medium to high-potential Kenya: A meso-level analysis of agricultural patterns and determinants
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This paper examines the hypotheses "The prominence of high-value agricultural enterprises is not only predicated by climatic conditions; market Development plays a significant role", "Market Development has a greater influence on higher-value agricultural enterprises in more favorable zones", "Higher-value agricultural enterprises (cash crops, dairy, and tree growing) are associated with greater wealth", and "Higher-value agricultural enterprises (cash crops, dairy, and tree growing) are supportive of improved natural resource management"; section 2 describes the methodology involved in the collection and analysis of the data; section 3 identifies different Development domains for rural Kenya based on population pressure, agricultural potential, and market access; section 4 describes different types of land use strategies pursued by rural communities in Kenya. An analysis of the major underlying factors associated with observed land uses is found in section 5; section 6 evaluates the effects of different agricultural enterprises on wealth and natural resource management, and section 7 summarizes the key findings and discusses ways forward for policy.