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Title:The Origins of Regional Inequalities in Small Holder Agriculture in Kenya, 1920-1973
Author:Heyer, Judith A.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:small farms
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Development and Technology
Abstract:This article summarises the origins of the present disparities in agricultural development in small farm areas in Kenya today. The main sources used are the annual reports of the Native Affairs Department, the Agricultural Department, and the Veterinary Department and a few selected official reports together with more recent official statistical sources. The paper concentrates on the growth of output, and particularly the growth of marketed output from different provinces and districts as the primary measure of development. Emphasis is heavily on Government policy and Government influence, but the Government was by no means always the most important influence on the pace and the pattern of development that emerged. Sections: Early beginnings - The 1930s: the beginning of change - The Second World War and beyond - The Swynnerton era - The 1960s and early 1970s - Conclusion. Bibl., notes, tables, diagrams appendix tables.