Role of credit in the uptake and productivity of improved dairy technologies in Kenya

The potential for increasing marketable domestic milk production lives mainly in improving the technologies used as the smallholder farm sector. The other area of concern to complement technology improvement would be to strengthen dairy input and output marketing systems. The motivation for the current study arose from the observation of research institutions such as KARI Agricultural Universities and ILRI. This developed dairy farmers seem to be relatively slow in adopting the technolgies. This paper examines the role of credit in the uptake and continuous use of dairy technology by smallholders in Kenya, and assesses the relative productivity of liquidity constrained and non-constrained farmers.