International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Effect of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Resource-Poor Farmers on Food Security in Semi-Arid Agro-Ecological Zones of Nyakach, Kenya
      Joyce Atieno Obuoyo, Charles O. Ochola
Abstract: Resource-poor farmers make up over 95% of the farmers in the study area. They cannot afford artificial inputs into their farms, rather they rely on the intrinsic value of the soil, which once depleted then they are not able to produce food from their farms. This area being semi-arid implies that rainfall is low, unpredictable and variable. Soil fertility is low and supports only a few indigenous crops. The social and economic characteristics of these farmers determine their agricultural practices hence food availability, access and stability. Agriculture is the major source of food for these farmers’ households so their food security is determined by agricultural yields.

Reference this Research Paper (copy & paste below code):

Joyce Atieno Obuoyo, Charles O. Ochola (2018); Effect of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Resource-Poor Farmers on Food Security in Semi-Arid Agro-Ecological Zones of Nyakach, Kenya; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1115.php?rp=P474823
©️ Copyright 2011-2022 IJSRP - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.