Characterization of irrigation farm households and economic valuation of irrigation water: the case of Ahero Rice Irrigation Scheme in Nyando district of Kenya

Irrigated farming can play a great role to enhance agricultural development in Kenya, given that Kenya's economy is predominantly agricultural based and that about 80% of Kenya's land area is arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) where annual rainfall rarely exceeds 400 millimetres. However, irrigation tends to be carried out under intensive water use and low water use efficiency in many parts of the world, Kenya included. Household characteristics and subsidized or low water charges have been identified as a major contributor to intensive water use and low water use efficiency in irrigation.

Problems of Public Health Importance Associated with Irrigation

With increase in world population and subsequent increase in demand for food, the role of irrigation as a means of meeting this demand is bound to increase. Sources of irrigation water are surface and ground water, and reused wastewater. Irrigation though important in improving world food security can also have several adverse effects on the environment and on public health. These effects arise from the source and quality of irrigation water, the irrigation method and the run-off from the irrigated land.

Factors influencing implementation of monitoring and evaluation processes on donor funded projects; a case of Gruppo per Le Relazioni Transculturali -GRT project in Nairobi, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to establish factors affecting implementation of M&E practices in donor funded projects in Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali – GRT.

Availability of FQQ and dietary micronutrients among refugee and local households in Kakuma, Kenya

A cross-sectional study that compared two groups of populations, refugees and local residents, was undertaken in Kakuma, Kenya. The study aimed at determining the ade- quacy of food intake and the availability of dietary micronutrients among refugees com- pared to the neighboring local residents. The study was conducted at household level from November 1998 to February 1999. Three hundred subjects i.e., 150 refugees and 150 locals were selected by stratified random sampling methodology.

Influence of social protection systems on Promotion of orphaned and vulnerable Children wellbeing in Dagoretti district, Nairobi county, Kenya

Wellbeing is generally understood as the quality of people’s lives. It is a dynamic state that is enhanced when people can fulfil their personal and social goals. It is understood both in relation to objective measures, such as household income, educational resources and health status; and subjective indicators such development, social participation and security. Children suffer a number of devastating effects as a result of orphan hood.

The influence of media on behaviour among secondary school students in Kitui central sub-county, Kitui county

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of media on behaviour among secondary school students in Kitui Central sub-County, Kitui County, Kenya. The study sought to determine the extent to which the availability of social media influences behaviour among secondary school students, whether television was a contributing factor that influence behaviour among secondary school students, to determine how cellphones influence behaviour among secondary school students and finding out how video influences behaviour among secondary school students.

Influence of the reading of fiction on secondary school performance of English in Mbitini division of Makueni district

The importance of English both as a language and a subject studied in Kenyan schools cannot be over emphasized. Apart from being the official language it is also the language of instructions in schools. A minimum level of competence is a prerequisite to proper communication and a key ingredient to good performance in other subjects in national examinations. This study was prompted by the observed poor performance in English by secondary school students in Mbitini Division of Makueni District.

Factors affecting access to universal primary education by nomadic pastoralists: a case of Sankuri division Garissa district Kenya

Nomadic pastoralists are tens of millions of people mainly residing in Africa, the Middle East and South, South-West and Central Asia. Their contribution to socio-economic and political development is great. Thus the importance of examining factors affecting access to UPE by Kenya's nomadic pastoralists. They have largely been excluded from access to UPE despite numerous interventions by the government since early 1960's. This research employed descriptive design. The study involved learners, parents, classroom teachers, head teachers and QASO as target population.

Factors influencing completion of parents teachers associations funded projects in public secondary schools in Migori District: Migori County

This research proposal sought to investigate factors influencing the completion of Parents Teachers Associations funded projects in secondary schools in Migori District.

Factors leading to the practice of dairy farming by farmers in Matungu Constituency, Kakamega County

The purpose of this study was to determine factors influencing farmers to practice dairy fanning in Matungu constituency, Kakamega County, Kenya. The study focused on individual dairy and mixed farmers, the study was to find out the major factors that have promoted dairy fanning in Matungu constituency, an area predominantly known for large scale sugarcane fanning. The study was to determine the extent to which dairy fanning was adequate in meeting livelihood needs of farmers. Besides the study focused on how the government supports dairy fanning.


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