Bookcover of IMPACT OF FARM TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY
Booktitle:

IMPACT OF FARM TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY

A GENDER PERSPECTIVE OF SMALLHOLDERS IN WESTERN PROVINCE OF KENYA

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2011-04-01 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-34267-3

ISBN-10:
3639342674
EAN:
9783639342673
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book explains the impact of farm technologies and gender dynamics on household food security and nutritional status of under-fives in Busia and Vihiga districts of Western Province, Kenya. Through qualitative and quantitative methods, the study elucidates the link between farm technologies, gender issues and household food security. The author observes that the use of farm technologies is low among smallholders and contributes to low agricultural productivity and income. The study shows that the education level of household heads,their contact with extension personnel and household headship have a significant effect on household food security. De jure female-headed households were found to be the most vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. The author concludes that through capacity building and access to financial and physical capital, female-headed households have the potential of increasing agricultural production just like male-headed households. This book recommends the intensive use of farm technologies by smallholders through efficient extension service and efficient credit service system. The book is a must-read for agricultural policy makers and researchers.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
MIKALITSA S. MUKHOVI
Number of pages:
224
Published on:
2011-04-01
Stock:
Available
Category:
Research on Woman and gender
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Farm Technology, household food security, Household income, poverty alleviation, smallholders, Gender, Vihiga, Busia, Western Province, Kenya.

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