TRANSFORMING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA: THE ROLE OF POLICY AND GOVERNANCE

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dc.contributor.author Amwata, Dorothy A.
dc.contributor.author Nyariki, Dickson M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-27T12:03:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-27T12:03:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation 5th International Conference of the AAAE, 23-26 September 2016: United Nations Conference Centre – Addis Ababa en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2996
dc.description.abstract Agriculture is a key driver for pro-poor economic growth in Kenya and supports over 80% of rural households (Amwata et al., 2015). Challenges in the agriculture sector (RoK, 2010; 2012; Nyariki et al., 2005): Limited national budgetary allocation: less than 1% of national budget, High vulnerability to climate change and variability, Use of traditional/outdated methods of production, Government preference for industrial sector with consistently high returns; thus jeopardising Kenya’s long term goal of food self-sufficiency. GoK declares a state of food emergency almost yearly with arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) as the worst affected: over 70% of the people live below the poverty line and depend on external food aid (Amwata et al., 2015). Governments and non-governments have devised innovative ways to enhance food production, access, availability and affordability: programmes, projects, policies, capacity strengthening and financing. Even with all these efforts, Kenya still remains food insecure. This study sought to investigate the interactions between climate factors, food security and household socio-economic parameters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title TRANSFORMING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA: THE ROLE OF POLICY AND GOVERNANCE en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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