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Can the big push approach end rural poverty in Africa? Wanjala, Bernadette

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Publication date: 2016 Link to publication

Citation for published version (APA): Wanjala, B. (2016). Can the big push approach end rural poverty in Africa? Insights from Sauri millennium village in Kenya Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research

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Can the Big Push Approach End Rural Poverty in Africa? Insights from Sauri Millennium Village in Kenya

Can the Big Push Approach End Rural Poverty in Africa? Insights from Sauri Millennium Village in Kenya

PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan Tilburg University op gezag van de rector magnificus, prof. dr. E.H.L. Aarts, in het openbaar te verdedigen ten overstaan van een door het college voor promoties aangewezen commissie in de Ruth First zaal van de Universiteit op maandag 18 april 2016 om 10.15 uur door Bernadete Mukhwana Wanjala, geboren op 14 mei 1974 te Kakamega, Kenia

Promotor: Prof. dr. M.J. James Co promotor: Dr. R.P. Muradian Sarache Overige leden van de promotiecommissie: Prof. dr. A.S. Bedi Prof. dr. A.G. Dijkstra Dr. M.H. ten Raa Dr. L.A.C.M. van Kempen

© Bernadete Mukhwana Wanjala, 2015 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any other means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without permission of the author.

Dedication To my son, Adriel Baraka, for enduring my long absence during my stay in Tilburg. and To my parents, Daria and Michael, for believing in the education of a girl child and for supporting me throughout my education.

Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction ....................................................................................................... 1 1.1

The choice of study area and data collection methods ......................................... 7

1.2

Structure of the thesis ........................................................................................... 11

References ...................................................................................................................... 13 Chapter 2: Can Big Push Interventions Take Small-scale Farmers out of Poverty? * ..... 18 2.1

Introduction ......................................................................................................... 18

2.2

Methodology ........................................................................................................ 24

2.2.1

Analytical framework ................................................................................. 24

2.2.2

Method of analysis ....................................................................................... 26

2.2.3

Definition of variables .................................................................................. 31

2.3