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Dr.Munei Kimpei

Dr Munei is a Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics where he has been teaching since 1990.  He obtained his PhD from University of Manchester in 1989, Master of Arts in Development Economics in 1984 from Williams College, Bachelor of Philosophy of Economics from University of Nairobi in 1981 and B.A.

Publications


2008

Kariuki, DK;, Ritho CN;, Munei K.  2008.  Analysis of the Effect of Land Tenure on Technical Efficiency in Smallholder Crop Production in Kenya. Abstract

Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy contributing 26% to GDP and 70% to employment. Majority of the farmers in Kenya are smallholder farmers possessing less than 3 acres of land. The agricultural sector in Kenya has been facing several challenges among them declining yields. While the decline in yields could be associated with several other factors, it could also be as a result of the effect of insecure land tenure systems which are little understood. This study examines the technical efficiency of alternative land tenure systems among smallholder farmers and identifying the determinants of inefficiency with the objective of exploring land tenure policies that would enhance efficiency in production. The study is based on the understanding that land tenure alone will not be enough to indicate the levels of efficiency of individual farms, other socio economic factors such as gender, education and farm size would also be expected to be important determinants of efficiency. A stochastic frontier was used to estimate technical efficiency and relate it to land tenure and socio economic factors using data from 22 districts from the main agro–ecological zones. The study found that parcels with land titles have a higher efficiency level. Other factors such as education status of head, access to fertilizers, and group participation were also found to significantly influence technical efficiency. The study recommends that the process of land registration should be extended to other regions of the country but at the same time other factors such as access to inputs and improvement of education status should also be addressed.

2001

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  2001.  Integrating M.sc training in range management with interdisciplinary dryland research in Eastern Africa (with K.O. Farah, A. Hjort, W.N Ekaya and M.M Nyangito). papers presented in a workshop on rangelands and development of fodder crops, Maseru, November 2001. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  2001.  Integrating M.sc training in range management with interdisciplinary dryland research in Eastern Africa. (with K.O. Farah, A. Hjort, W.N Ekaya and M.M Nyangito) papers presented in a workshop on rangelands and development of fodder crops, Maseru, November 2001. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

2000

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  2000.  Producer Co-operation as a critical factor in the viability of pastoral production; empirical evidence from pastoral Maasai of Kenya,. paper presented in a regional workshop on environmental sustainability and pastoral production in Eastern Africa. (Mbagathi Kenya may 2000. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1999

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1999.  Maasai land, law, and dispossession . Paper presented at a seminar on sustainable pastoral production system and environmental securities in dry lands of Kenya. (Machakos, Kenya October 1999).. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :
KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1999.  Economics of livestock production under pastoralism. Paper presented at a seminar on sustainable pastoral production system and environmental securities in dry lands of Kenya. (Machakos, Kenya October 1999).. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1994

1993

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1993.  Economics factors affecting the level of beef production from ranching: an example for Kenya. Paper presented at a seminar on sustainable pastoral production system and environmental securities in dry lands of Kenya. (Machakos, Kenya October 1999).. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1992

1991

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1991.  The effect of land tenure changes on the pastoral economy in Kajiado. Proceeding of a conference held in Kajiado, August1991.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1987

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1987.  Grazing schemes and group ranches as models of developing pastoral lands in Kenya. Proceeding of a conference held in Manchester, April1987.. : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

1985

KIMPEI, DRMUNEI.  1985.  Livestock price policy in Kenya: case of beef,. paper presented in a workshop on Africa price policy and (published as a document of Economic Development Institute of the World Bank,1985). : Vaccine 26:2788- 2795 Abstract
Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. . :

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