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University of Nairobi (2012)

Food security policy review in the horn of Africa a study of Kenya

Boru, Ebrahim Bareda

Titre : Food security policy review in the horn of Africa a study of Kenya

Auteur : Boru, Ebrahim Bareda

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Master of Arts (MA) 2012

Résumé
This study set out to review the existing food security policies in the Hom of Africa by specifically focusing on Kenya. The study’s objectives were to evaluate climate change policies on food security in Kenya, to examine the relationship between so’cio-economic policies and food security in Kenya, to determine the effect of environmental policies on food security in Kenya and to establish the weaknesses in the implementation of the policies on food security in Kenya. The research design was a descriptive case study of the food policies in Kenya. The study mainly relies on secondary data from various sources which included the internet, official information maintained from relevant stakeholders and available literature on food security and food policies. The data was gathered from various documents on food security policies in Kenya and a desktop research on the vision 2030, the Millennium Development Goals, IGAD and F AO policies on food security, donors and international programs documents on food security in the Hom of Africa. The researcher employed descriptive statistics as a method of analysis of the data obtained. Based on the findings the study recommends that certain proactive measures are needed to address at least some of the obstacles to the participation of the poor in search for food security. The priority public actions to raise sustainable growth and reduce poverty constitute the heart of the poverty reduction strategy. These priorities should be clearly stated and linked with different policies aimed at the attainment of long term food security goals. Microeconomics and structural policies should support sustainable growth in which the poor communities participate in what affects them. Given the importance of agriculture in Kenya’s economy and it’s potential to contribute to food security both in terms of incomes and food items there is need to introduce incentives that can boost agricultural production in the Arid and Semi arid regions as well. This can be done through viewing the status of agriculture in the whole country and not only areas that are potential for viability and food sustainability for all.

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