Farm Management Research and Advisory Work

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Clayton E. S.
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This article has only briefly surveyed the field of farm management. The impression may have been given that it is all plain sailing, but nothing could be further from the truth. The major difficulty concerns the availability of the requisite information, and this is particularly so in Kenya. Most of the techniques outlined above have been thought of and pioneered in America, though in the last five years England has seen great activity in this field. The information for this work comes from two sources-the experiments of physical scientists, and the inquiries of the agricultural economist. The former give rise to input/ output ratios; the yield responses of different rates of different fertilizers on different crops; the live weight gains of livestock from different feeds over their life cycle; the rates at which different feeds substitute for each other at different levels of feeding.
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 21 (No. 1), p. 116-119