Title
Intervention designs for household food security : lessons from Kenya Intervention designs for household food security : lessons from Kenya
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Publication type
article
Publication
Abidjan ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
African development review. - Abidjan
Volume/pages
25(2013) :2 , p. 231-242
ISSN
1017-6772
ISI
000319875000008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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