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Title:Agricultural administration in Kenya: a review article
Author:Oyugi, W. OumaISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:agricultural development
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Abstract:Change in Administrative Structures: A Case Study of Kenya Agricultural Development, by Christopher Trapman (London 1974) was commissioned as part of the Reading University - ODI Joint Programme on Agricultural Development Overseas. The material in the book is largely based on secondary sources. Hence most of the issues raised are not new to the reader familiar with the literature on Kenyan agricultural development. The purpose or this essay is therefore simply to evaluate some of the conclusions 'reiterated' in this book in the light of what is already known fro a other published material. The accent of the essay is on administrative aspects of tne matter. The comments are focused on three major themes 1) that sound organizational infrastructure is critical to the success of agricultural development; 2) that correct extension practices which implies the existence of effective 'staff system' is another critical variable, 3) that money to purchase investment is a constraint. Hence the need to provide credit facilities to enable farmers to develop. Notes.