Tradeoffs, Complementarities and Synergies between Different Agricultural Technologies: Insights from Maize Farmers in Kenya [thesis]

Wainaina Priscilla
for co-supervising my dissertation and for helpful insights in chapter 4 of this dissertation. I am also grateful to Prof. Dr. Meike Wollni for serving on my examination committee. I also thank all my colleagues in Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural development, Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development, for the intriguing interactions and brilliant conversations we shared. I am especially thankful to Dr. Vijesh Krishna and
more » ... Theda Goedecke for taking time to read my papers and for the valuable comments and being there to answer further questions. I also acknowledge Ms. Ilona Hoepfner for her very efficient assistance in all the administrative aspects that led me to successfully complete my PhD. This research was conducted in collaboration with International maize and wheat improvement centre (CIMMYT). I am grateful for the much support I received from the entire socioeconomics team in CIMMYT, Kenya during data collection and entry. Much gratitude especially goes to Dr. Songporne Tongruksawattana (currently at Partnership for Economic Policy, Kenya) who worked directly with me and also gave me valuable insights while writing this dissertation. I also received much support from the staff in Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) offices in all the districts where the survey was conducted. I am especially greatly indebted to Zachary Gitonga (CIMMYT) and Charles Bett (KARI) for the much needed assistance during the survey. I am also grateful to the large team of supervisors, enumerators, drivers and data entry clerks who were very skilled and reliable and ensured the process though tough went well. Special thanks especially go to Nicholas Ngwili and Judy Mutuku who after the survey worked with me diligently in data cleaning and addressing follow-up questions to the farmers. Much gratitude goes to all the farmers we interviewed for their patience throughout the long questionnaire and for sharing information willingly and generously. I also acknowledge the
doi:10.53846/goediss-5659 fatcat:qwkiauvf6jgf7enlyfgpqshlty