Farmers’ perspectives on factors limiting tomato production and yields in Kabete, Kiambu county, Kenya.

A survey was carried out at Kabete, Central Kenya to establish the limitations and constraints experienced by farmers’ growing tomatoes. A structured questionnaire was prepared and tested in the field before actual survey was carried out. Fifty farmers were interviewed and with the data analyzed it was established that most farmers lacked enough land; irrigation water; cash and technological know-how to enable them optimize tomato production especially during dry spells when they could fetch premium prices.

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