Publication
Title
Intervention designs for household food security : lessons from Kenya
Author
Abstract
The study on this paper seeks to identify intervention design(s) which have had an impact on household food security in Kenya's drylands, and could be replicated in other places with similar conditions. Five different ex-post interventions in the drylands of Kenya were evaluated using descriptive statistics and econometric models. It was shown that the intervention project design which had integrated provision of irrigation water and access to markets for both farm inputs and produce in its development strategies had an impact through improvement in the levels and stability of household incomes. Access to markets included institutional organization and provision of transport. In conclusion, food security policy in the drylands should focus on creating an enabling environment for farmers in terms of market organization and provision of irrigation infrastructure.
Language
English
Source (journal)
African development review. - Abidjan
Publication
Abidjan : 2013
ISSN
1017-6772
Volume/pages
25:2(2013), p. 231-242
ISI
000319875000008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.09.2013
Last edited 06.12.2017
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