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  • Implementation of Njaa Marufuku Kenya intervention in Kajiado County and the implications for food security.

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    Author(s) : Njoroge, K.Ombati, J. M.Oywaya-Nkurumwa, A.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton University, PO Box 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya.

    Author Email : kamoninjoroge@yahoo.com

    Journal article : Academia Journal of Agricultural Research 2013 Vol.1 No.7 pp.122-130 ref.11

    Abstract : The Government of KenyakenyaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    and other key stakeholdersstakeholdersSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    such as the World Bank and NGOs have implemented over the years various interventions in the agriculture sector aiming to curb poverty, hunger and to enhance food securityfood securitySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . Despite the interventions, there has been little improvement on enhancing food security and reducing poverty levels particularly in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). The Government through the Ministry of Agriculture came up with a home-grown approach known as Njaa Marufuku Kenya (NMK) to address food insecurity. Njaa Marufuku Kenya is a Kiswahili language term, which means to; Eradicate hunger in Kenya. Despite the implementation of NMK, the targeted beneficiaries still heavily rely on relief food from the donors and the government agencies. This raises the doubt of whether NMK has had any significant influence in enhancing food security. The study thus sought to examine the implementation of Njaa Marufuku Kenya intervention in Kajiado County, and the implications for food security. The study used a descriptive survey research design to collect and analyse data. Content validity was ensured using experts from Egerton University while a reliability of 0.829 was ascertained through pilot testing. The results showed that all the three NMK interventions, the NMK farmer trainingtrainingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    and empowermentempowermentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , community agricultural developmentagricultural developmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Initiatives and agricultural productivityproductivitySubject Category: Properties
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    interventions had a positive influence on food security in Kajiado County. The study recommends continuous training and empowerment of the NMK funded groups in the implementation of their respective project, more enhanced community participationparticipationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , a more enhanced funding and fully utilization of the purchased technologies/inputs.

    ISSN : 2315-7739

    URL : http://academiapublishing.org/ajar/pd...

    Record Number : 20143001875

    Publisher : Academia Publishing House

    Location of publication : Leeds

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : agricultural developmentagricultural developmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , agricultural productionagricultural productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , agricultural sectoragricultural sectorSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , community developmentcommunity developmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , community involvementcommunity involvementSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , development projectsdevelopment projectsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , empowermentempowermentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , farmersfarmersSubject Category: People Groups
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    , food securityfood securitySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , participationparticipationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , productivityproductivitySubject Category: Properties
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    , project implementationproject implementationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , trainingtrainingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , stakeholdersstakeholdersSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : poverty alleviation, subsaharan Africa

    Geographical Location(s) : Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , KenyakenyaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : ACP Countriesacp countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Anglophone Africaanglophone africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AfricaafricaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , East Africaeast africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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