African Agricultural Production Development Policy in Kenya by H. Ruthenberg

By H. Ruthenberg

In quantity 2 of the "Afrika-Studien" an appraisal of the rural improvement coverage in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) from 1950 to 1963 was once made. This file is a continuation of the paintings in East Africa, with the emphasis mendacity on a tentative quantitative overview of prices and advantages of smallholder improvement. There are few nations in Africa south of the Sahara the place as many and as a number of measures for the advertising of small­ holder farming were attempted as continually and intensively as in Kenya. specifically the "Swynnerton Plan" ended in the employment of considerable sums in African farming. the various techniques were hugely good fortune­ ful, others no longer. it's the objective of this report back to tell approximately goals and associations, equipment and problems, expenditures and merits. Prof. Dr. EMIL WOERMANN Institut fiir landwirtschaftliche Betriebs- und Landarbeitslehre, Gottingen Acknowledgements As traditional with experiences of this nature, my major debt is to lots of smallholders, settlers, scheme managers, Agricultural officials and Instruc­ tors who so willingly mentioned their issues of me and therefore supplied the knowledge on which this file relies. i'm so much thankful for the aid rendered by means of some of the Departments of the Kenya executive. A debt of gratitude is owed fairly to the Fritz Thyssen origin, Cologne, which supplied the cash and to the Ifo-Institute, Munich, which gives the institutional framework for German monetary learn paintings in East Africa. most beneficial suggestion and feedback was once given by way of Mr. ]. D.

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It was, however, a great problem to introduce coffee production in sudJ. a way that good husbandry was exercised and a high quality of produce obtained. Smallholder production of plantation crops or milk usually shows serious shortcomings: poor yields, poor quality, poor processing and poor prices. Kenya's Department of Agriculture endeavoured to avoid these pitfalls by trying to develop the industry step by step and to remain in full control of all plantings and all grade animals. With coffee the procedure adopted was as follows: - Research was undertaken as regards the appropriate locations and varietIes.

5 Sales minus other expenses. The accounting profit indicates the labour lUcome created by the activity. Source: Farm Econmic Unit: Some Economic Aspects of Agricultural Development in Nyeri District, 1962. Nakuru 1964. - Ditto: Economic Investigations of Farming in Nyeri District, 1963-64. Preliminary Results. Nyeri 1964, Mimeo. 1 2 complementary innovations was propagated as a unit. Thus cash crop planting was, as a matter of principle, put together with row-planting, terracing, mulching, fertilizing, etc.

Who employ labour to do the chores on the holding. Estimates made by MACARTHUR of Nyeri indicate that approximately half of the work in coffee and tea is done by hired labour. In 1963 there were 13,500 acres of coffee in Nyeri, with, according to MACARTHUR, a labour requirement of 1,500-1,900 hours eadt. If these estimates are correct, total paid employment in coffee alone would amount to 5,000-6,000 full-time labourers 1. The situation as regards soil conservation improved significantly. The change in land tenure (consolidation and enclosures) and the growing interest in cash activities made more and more farmers "land conscious".

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