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Economic constraints of smallholder milk production in Kenya: a linear programming approach



Economic constraints of smallholder milk production in Kenya: a linear programming approach



Borneo Review 4(2): 161-173



The paper examines the major economic problems related to milk production in Kenya. A linear programming model is employed to investigate how resources can be reallocated among competing enterprises in order to maximize farm income. Three farm models are developed, defining small, medium and large farms (at 2.04, 3.9, and 7.98 ha respectively) to identify the economic constraints related to each farm size. The data for the study came from a field survey carried out in Embu District.

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