Factors influencing transient poverty among agro-pastoralists in semi-arid areas of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Nyariki, Dickson M.
dc.contributor.author Elhadi, A. Y.
dc.contributor.author Wasonga, V.O.
dc.contributor.author Ekaya, W.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-25T07:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-25T07:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/204
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?cs12019
dc.identifier.uri http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/handle/11295/11881
dc.identifier.uri http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=RF2013031455
dc.identifier.uri https://www.academia.edu/26084091/Factors_Influencing_Transient_Poverty_Among_Agro-Pastoralists_in_Semi-Arid_Areas_of_Kenya
dc.description.abstract In Africa, many pastoral households are increasingly settling in response to curtailed mobility and shrinking grazing areas. Households in pastoral areas are characterised by few resources, low income, low level of human and social capital, and limited access to markets and service institutions like credit institutions, extension and plant protection. This study was conducted to determine the factors that influence transient poverty among agro-pastoral communities in semi-arid areas of Kenya using the Njemps Flats in Baringo district as a representation of the study area. The land-use practice in the Njemps Flats is livestock and crop production (agro-pastolism). Regression techniques were used to determine the relationship between poverty and hypothesized explanatory variables. The number of livelihood sources, household size, distance to the nearest market, ownership of enclosures and household herd size were the most influential factors that determined poverty among agropastoral communities. The number of livelihood sources, education level of the household head, relief food, extension service and distance to the nearest markets were positively related to per capita daily income. A negative relationship was observed between per capita daily income and household size. Since poverty shows declining with positive influential factors, reduction of transient poverty can be achieved through enhancing and providing of livelihood alternatives to reduce over-reliance on livestock and land as primary sources of livelihood. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject relief food en_US
dc.title Factors influencing transient poverty among agro-pastoralists in semi-arid areas of Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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