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University of Nairobi (2012)

Determinants of effective food aid distribution among Turkana pastoral women in Kerio Division : case of World Vision Kenya

Namur, Joseph Emathe

Titre : Determinants of effective food aid distribution among Turkana pastoral women in Kerio Division : case of World Vision Kenya

Auteur : Namur, Joseph Emathe

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Master of Arts (MA) 2012

Résumé
Food is a critical resource. Therefore, reaching beneficiaries who would otherwise suffer the effects of malnutrition and hunger, in a timely manner and in an appropriate form is especially important for the effectiveness of food aid distribution. If done right, food aid can contribute effectively to development strategy, by safeguarding the most valuable asset of the poor who are embroiled in food deficits due to famine and drought. For a long time food aid has been a reserve of most humanitarian organizations. This is perceived to have created a lacunae that demonstrates that they can work at their pace ; thus crushing the reason and mandate of saving lives in times of crisis or disasters such as famine. The study examined the determinants of effective food aid distribution among Turkana pastoral women in Kerio division : case of World Vision Kenya. The purpose of the research study was to evaluate the determinants of effective food aid distribution among Turkana pastoral women in Kerio division. It was pursued by examining socio-cultural, political factors, humanitarian logistics and stakeholder engagement. Recommendations that determine effective food aid distribution among Turkana pastoral women in Kerio division are provided. The systems theory was found to be relevant to the study because of the actions of interaction and cooperation that is required amongst humanitarian agencies, states, private sectors and communities as they carry out interventions related to food aid distribution. The research adopted a descriptive survey design that enabled the description of the variables that determine food aid distribution. The sampled population consisted of 55households that were systematically sampled using the Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) in the study due to their relative small number. An interview schedule for staff engaged in food aid distribution and a questionnaire targeting women at household level were administered. The data was collected, coded and analyzed quantitatively with the help of statistical package for Social sciences (SPSS) version 12 and qualitatively through content, and theme analysis.

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