Presentation: Adoption of Maize Technology Bundles: Implications on Productivity and Food Security

Recent studies show positive impact of technology adoption on income, poverty & food security.  However, this study looks at technology adoption singly e.g. adoption of improved seed or fertilizer.  Most of these studies have looked at impacts on production & income with the exception of Magrini & Vigani.  However, in practice, these technologies are used jointly and exists systematically interdependent for adoption for various choices.  This study introduces technology bundles and evaluate how these different technologies interact and complement each other.

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab project Evaluating the Socio-economic Impacts of Western Seed's Hybrid Maize Program in Kenya. This project seeks to analyze the impacts of Western Seed Company's (WSC) hybrid maize program on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Kenya's mid-altitude regions.

This presentation took place at the Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi, Kenya on February 8, 2017.