Agricultural Economics Conferences

CAVS SPORTS REPORT

Date & Time: From 2015-04-27
To 2022-04-27
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Prospects For Bio-Fortification Reducing Micronutrient Deficiency In Kenya: Lessons From Sugar Fortification Programmes

Date & Time: From 2014-06-17
To 2014-06-20
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Food fortification has proven to be an important strategy for addressing micronutrient deficiency that includes vitamin A, iron and zinc deficiency in most developing countries. Development efforts have thus focused on breeding for crops that have natural ability to produce through a process widely known as bio-fortification. However, efforts to promote mass fortification of foods (both bio and industrial) have yielded little success due to existence of weak information on factors affecting consumption of these nutritionally-enhanced foods. This study therefore, assessed factors affecting consumption of fortified foods using Vitamin A fortified sugar as a case study. Data collected from rural and urban areas of Kenya was analyzed through a probit model to examine consumption drivers. The results showed that point of purchase, trust for stakeholders’ involved in fortification, consumer’ awareness and knowledge of the importance of vitamin A have significant effects on consumption of fortified foods. These findings offer useful insights for the development of nutrition policies in Kenya, and Africa at large.
Keywords: Micronutrient deficiency, bio-fortification, consumption drivers, probit models

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Consumer awareness of food fortification in Kenya: The case of vitamin-A-fortified sugar

Date & Time: From 2014-06-16
To 2014-06-17
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Food fortification is considered as an important strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition, which is a key challenge in most developing countries. In Kenya, the National Food Security and Nutrition Policy focus on pilot efforts on food fortification. However, lack of empirical information on consumers’ awareness for fortified foods remains the barrier to the uptake of these enriched foods. This study assessed the consumers’ awareness and analyzed factors affecting levels of awareness for fortified sugar. Awareness was assessed using descriptive statistics while
binary logit model was specified to analyze factors affecting the levels of awareness. The study used primary data from a random sample of 350 consumers in Nairobi County (a completely urban setup), and Kakamega County (a relatively rural setup). The study found that about 55% of the households were aware of fortified sugar and that awareness levels were statistically higher for urban consumers. However, only 26% of the respondents were aware of the importance of vitamin- A in their diets. Results from binary logit regression showed that age of consumers, purchasing from supermarket, reading newspaper, dwelling place (urban or rural) as well as having a child below the age of five years, were the significant factors influencing consumers’ awareness of fortified sugar. These findings offer useful insights for the development of preference-based sugar fortification programmes in Kenya. Moreover, the results would guide formulation of policies against micronutrient malnutrition in Kenya and other developing countries, with similar conditions.
Key words: Fortification, vitamin-A, consumer awareness, binary logit

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Risk Management in Smallholder Cattle Farming: A Hypothetical Insurance Approach in Western Kenya

Date & Time: From 2014-06-11
To 2020-06-11
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Risk Management in Smallholder Cattle Farming:

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Strategies to Promote Market-Oriented Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries

Date & Time: From 2014-06-11
To 2019-06-11
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AAAE Conference Proceedings

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Application of PGIS in Natural Resource Management in Kenya.

Date & Time: From 2013-06-28
To 2013-06-28
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Dr. J. J. Okello and Mr. Kelvin Shikuku,

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political economy of food prices

Date & Time: From 2013-06-28
To 2015-06-28
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Dr. Jonathan Nzuma,Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

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Planning Melhy Urban Agriculture

Date & Time: From 2013-05-18
To 2013-05-20
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Attended by Prof.Kosura

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The Futures Agriculture

Date & Time: From 2013-03-14
To 2015-06-28
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Pretoria, South Africa

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African Farm Management Agricultural Association

Date & Time: From 2012-10-10
To 2014-06-28
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Prof. Oluoch-Kosura, Dr. Nyikal Rose, Dr. Jakinda

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International Association of Agricultural Economists:

Date & Time: From 2012-03-01
To 2014-06-28
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Dr. Nyikal Rose, Dr. Jonathan Nzuma, Dr. Jakinda Otieno, Prof. Willis Oluoch-Kosura

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