In 1984, at the request of the Government of Kenya, IFPRI initiated a study to evaluate the income and nutritional effects of a shift from maize to sugarcane production. The government was concerned that in areas undergoing this transition to commercial agriculture, particularly to sugarcane production, a deterioration in household-level food security and preschooler nutritional status was occurring.
Kennedy, Eileen. 1994. Effects of sugarcane production in southwestern Kenya on income and nutrition. In Agricultural commercialization, economic development, and nutrition. von Braun, Joachim and Kennedy, Eileen T. (Eds.) Chapter 16 Pp. 252-263. Baltimore, MD: Published for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) by Johns Hopkins University Press. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129381