Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Master → Suède → Wetland Conversion to large-scale agricultural production ; implications on the livelihoods of rural communities, Yala Swamp, Lake Victoria basin, Kenya.

Linköping University (2008)

Wetland Conversion to large-scale agricultural production ; implications on the livelihoods of rural communities, Yala Swamp, Lake Victoria basin, Kenya.

Kinaro, Zachary Omambi

Titre : Wetland Conversion to large-scale agricultural production ; implications on the livelihoods of rural communities, Yala Swamp, Lake Victoria basin, Kenya.

Auteur : Kinaro, Zachary Omambi

Université de soutenance  : Linköping University,

Grade : Master of Science degree in Water Resources and Livelihood Security 2008

Résumé partiel
Wetlands in most parts of the world are under threat of over-exploitation, loss and/or degradation partly due to agriculture and urban land uses. Yala swamp, the largest fresh water wetland in Kenya measuring about 17,500 ha supports a large biodiversity and is source of livelihoods to communities around it. This study addresses the situation where part of this wetland is converted into large-scale agriculture by a multinational company, Dominion Farms (K) Ltd resulting into a conflict and controversy amongst key stakeholders. The study was undertaken to explore and seek an understanding of the controversy and investigate the livelihood impacts this wetland transformation has for the local community in order to generate relevant data for managing the wetland. This paper gives the status of the wetland using the concepts Stakeholder Analysis (SA) and Sustainable Livelihood Approaches (SLA) to assess the livelihood situation in terms of the socio-economic conditions, rural infrastructure, income diversification, food security and environmental management issues. Data and information have been obtained from primary and secondary sources through field survey in the Yala wetland, in which randomly sampled small-scale farmers, fisher folk, Dominion employees, local leaders and informants, traders and other stakeholders were interviewed using questionnaire and other participatory methods. The main questions were designed to gain information about historical use of the wetland, changes in livelihoods and wetland before and after entry of Dominion Company into the area.

Présentation (AquaDocs)

Version intégrale (0,90 Mb)

Page publiée le 1er juin 2021