Following a brief overview of the study sites and data, this paper first
attempts to identify and distinguish the chronic poor from transient
poor and non-poor rural households (section 4). It proceeds to try and
understand the links between household structural factors and the
incidence of chronic poverty. The implications of chronic poverty on
agricultural practices are investigated in section 6. A particular case
study of use/adoption of new agroforestry practices for soil fertility
management is presented in section 7. Finally, some thoughts on the
implications of chronic poverty for agricultural development is
discussed in section 8.
Chronic poverty in rural western Kenya: its identification and implications for agricultural development [Draft], presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 17 pp.
Chronic poverty in rural western Kenya: its identification and implications for agricultural development. [Draft]