The effects of The International Smallgroup and Tree Planting Program on household income in Nyeri district, Kenya
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of TIST program on household income, environmental services and to determine factors that influence participation.
Goals & Methods
The study hypothesized that socioeconomic, institutional and farm specific factors do not significantly influence participation and acreage allocation in TIST program, that TIST has no significant effect on soil erosion, fertility, micro climate and property aesthetic value, and that the TIST program has no significant effect on households’ income. To evaluate these predictions, the study collected data via Interviews and personal observation.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The results showed that farm sizes, access to micro-finance and program awareness positively influenced participation, there was a positive effect on a variety of environmental services and there was no significant difference in income between participants and non-participants in the project.
Kinuthia, Emmanuel K. The effects of the international smallgroup and tree planting program on household income in Nyeri district, Kenya. No. 634-2016-41468. 2010.
- Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management of Egerton University