Adoption Determinants of Adapted Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies Among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos, Makueni, and Kitui Counties of Kenya

  • Lydia Nyawira Muriithi Miss
  • Charles N. Onyari
  • Hezron R. Mogaka
  • Bernard M. Gichimu
  • Geoffrey N. Gatumo
  • Kizito Kwena

Abstract

The study examined the adoption determinants of adapted climate smart agriculture (CSA) technologies among smallholder farmers. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select a total sample of 384 households. Percentages and regression were employed in data analysis. The results revealed that 47.4% adapted to climate change using integrated farming system, intercropping, crop rotation and agroforestry. Sex (0.9%), education level (9.2%) significantly influenced adoption of the adaptation strategies. Moreover, information sources such as mobile phones (0.9%), and neighbors/friends (0.2%) negatively affected the adaptation strategies. Future policy should aim at creating more awareness through different information sources and provide local extension services.Keywords: Adaptation, Smallholder farmers, Multinomial Logistic regression model.
Published
2021-04-27
How to Cite
MURIITHI, Lydia Nyawira et al. Adoption Determinants of Adapted Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies Among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos, Makueni, and Kitui Counties of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 2, p. 75-85, apr. 2021. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <https://aesonnigeria.org/ajm/index.php/jae/article/view/2797>. Date accessed: 13 june 2021.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods