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Kenyatta University (2021)

Examining the Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Sustainable Food Production in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya

Kimitei, Kipchirchir Isaac

Titre : Examining the Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Sustainable Food Production in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya

Auteur : Kimitei, Kipchirchir Isaac

Université de soutenance  : Kenyatta University

Grade : Master of Environmental Studies (Community Development) 2021

Résumé
Food insecurities remain a major challenge to many developing countries. The Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that 811 million people experienced hunger in 2020. In Kenya, the arid- and semi-arid (ASAL) Humanitarian Network estimates indicate that one in 10 people in ASAL areas faced high levels of food insecurity. Although some ASAL counties such as Elgeyo Marakwet have benefited from several famine interventions projects to reduce food insecurities, poverty, hunger, and food insecurities remain high. Consequently, this study examined the socio-economic, management practices, and capacity-building factors that affect production of food in ASAL areas, learning from implementing the Community Agricultural Development for Semi-Arid Lands project. The study employed a cross-sectional survey to collect data from various farmer groups that benefited from the program. A sample of 136 determined using Krejcie and Morgan’s table was randomly selected from the list of farmer beneficiaries. Data was analysed using the Statistics Software Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 21. Data presentation was conducted by use of cross-tabulated tables, percentages and frequency distribution tables. From this study, Marital status (

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