Analysis of the factors affecting farm-level output of mangoes among small-scale farmers in Mwala Sub-County, Kenya
Isaboke, Hezron N.
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The factors affecting farm-level output of mangoes among small-scale farmers in Mwala Sub-County, Kenya were examined. The first stage of regression analysis resulted that family and hired labour, amount of pesticides and manure had positively significant affected on mango farm-level output. The results on the second stage of the factor affecting mango output was household size, farming income, area allocated to mango farming (farm size), amount of credit, and extension contacts which exhibited positively affected on mango output, while cost of pesticides and manure precipitated had negatively affected. The study recommended that relevant authorities should strengthen the extension contact for encouraging farmers to practice the best and recommended management practices on mango farming to improve production. Furthermore, small-scale mango farmers accessed to functional input markets would enhance farm-level mango output.