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By Faith Njeri Nguthi

Utilizing tissue-cultured expertise is a possibly very important method for smallholder banana farmers to enhance their yields and source of revenue. within the scenario of the impoverishing results of excessive HIV/AIDS-prevalence in a rural banana-farming group, this is applicable much more. The study documented during this e-book examines the stability among required inputs and strength advantages of employing the tissue-cultured expertise between HIV/AIDS-affected and non-affected families in Maragua district, vital Kenya, utilizing a livelihood procedure. the consequences exhibit that adoption of the expertise and its persevered use differs in line with the assets endowment of the farming families. loss of monetary and actual capital, particularly a water tank, inhibits adoption, without reference to HIV/AIDS-status.However, families headed through aged adult females dominate one of the negative families and the HIV/AIDS-affected families. This illustrates how HIV/AIDS interfaces with poverty and, thereby, in some way with the feasibility of sustainable know-how adoption. The learn additionally exhibits that livelihood judgements and techniques of farming families are inspired through land tenure prestige (having identify deeds or no longer) and labour constraints on the loved ones point. The latter come up because of HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and mortality

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Control of income Introduction of new technology can change income distribution within households. Where men and women play different roles in producing agricultural outputs, a change in technology may affect these roles with possible implications for the control over income. Studies indicate that it is usually men who have primary control over the family’s cash income in many developing countries (Agarwal, 1985). , 2003:119). 2 Gender and HIV/AIDS Gender inequality is acknowledged as an important determining factor on the impacts of HIV/AIDS epidemics.

Therefore it is necessary to look at how ownership of physical capital influences households’ ability to adopt technologies. Effects on social capital Social capital may be undermined by HIV/AIDS in several ways. First, the incentives for coordinated group action may be diminished as a result of the heavy discounting of the future benefits of such action. One of the mutual benefits that is enhanced by social capital is accessibility to informal credit through group-based micro-finance programs.

This was done by supplying tissue culture plantlets of new banana varieties that were tolerant to the prevalent disease and pest-free. 6%) may hamper adoption and utilisation of the technology.

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