Research Papers/Topics in Community Development

Understanding Community Participation In Wildlife Conservation In Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study examined the extent to which the local community participated in wildlife conservation in Amboseli Ecosystem guided by three objectives: to examine the effect of land tenure and land use systems on community participation in wildlife conservation; to assess the implication of wildlife policies and legal framework on community participation in wildlife conservation; and to identify incentives for enhanced community participation and securing more space for wildlife conservat...

Selected Factors Influencing Adoption Of Improved Potato (Solanum Tuberlosum) Varieties Among Smallholder Farmers In Mumberes Division, Baringo County, Kenya

ABSTRACTPotato is widely consumed as a staple world over with direct consumption by humans as food being 31.3 kg per capita. In Kenya, potato follows maize in order of importance for human consumption with a countrywide production of between 4.4 t/ha and 15 t/ha. However, 40t/ha are possible. The Ministry of Agriculture through collaborative efforts with other stakeholders developed improved potato varieties and released them for farmers to plant in Kenya in order to bridge the low level of p...

Contribution Of Constituency Development Fund Bursary On The Provision Of Secondary Education Of Ogiek Girls In Njoro Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIn most developing countries, access to education has not been fully realized especially among marginalised communities. This is more specifically pronounced in marginalised communities as well as low income households such as the Ogiek community of Nakuru County. The Ogiek community, an indigenous people, does not give equal opportunities to boys and girls to access education. This is due to socio-cultural practices and poverty because the community lacks access to resources resultin...

Influence Of Participation In Non-Farm Activities On Living Standards Of Rural Households In Cheborge Division, Kericho County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe number of people living below the poverty line in Kenya has continued to increase. This is attributable, among other things, to the declining agricultural output due to the rapidly changing climatic conditions and small farm sizes. Rural households have, therefore, diversified their income sources by participating in non-farm activities alongside small-scale agricultural activities (multiple job holding) to get basic needs. However, there is the question as to whether policy shoul...

Influence Of Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Participation In Microfinance On Dairy Farming In Longisa Sub-county, Bomet County, Kenya

The livestock sector is an important component of the Kenyan economy and contributes about 40% of the agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is about 10% of the nationalGDP. Dairy farming sub-sector plays a very significant role in the development of the Kenyan  economy due to its impact on the GDP, alleviation of poverty, food security, employment creation and provision of raw materials to milk processors. Over 70% of the dairy farmers in Kenya are smallhold...

Effects Of Women Participation In Self-Help Groups On Their Households’ Socio- Economic Status In Tinderet Sub-County, Nandi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe involvement of women in Self Help Groups is justified as it serves the welfare of its members through savings, investment, capacity building and loan services. However, in Tinderet Sub-county women still encounter limitations and fewer opportunities, especially in regards to income-generating activities and social status that the government would consider best practice in pursuance of achieving rural Sustainable Development. The broad objective of this study was to examine the eff...

Women’s Contribution To Urban Livelihoods Through Infromal Sector Activities In Kisii Town, Kenya

ABSTRACTWomen in urban areas draw from a wide range of activities in the informal sector to secure livelihood needs for urban households. Their contribution to urban livelihoods continues to facilitate the development of assets and capabilities, supporting them to move beyond basic income generation towards increased economic resiliency. However, the significance of women‟s involvement in informal sector activities has largely been generalized with limited information on their contributions...

Influence Of Drought Variability On Livestock Feeding Practices By Maasai Pastoralists In Mailwa Sub-location Of Kajiado County, Kenya

All the regions of the world are vulnerable to climate change where droughts have become more unpredictable due to climate change. Effects droughts are felt most severely by the livestock based economies and livelihoods in the Kenyan Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) where rainfall amounts are low, erratic and unreliable. Pastoralism is a key production system in ASAL areas using extensive grazing for livestock production. While pastoralists in ASAL areas have adjusted...

Factors Influencing Smallholder Dairy Farmers’ Choice Of Milk Marketing Outlet In Kipkaren Division Of Nandi County, Kenya

Dairy farming is an important industry in Kenya with an estimated value of Ksh 160 billion and supporting over 1 million households. Commercial smallholder dairy farmers number over onemillion and produce about 80% of marketed milk in the country. However, the smallholder dairy  farmers have had to contend with ups and down in the industry since its liberalization and collapse and revival of the then Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) in 1990s. However, the factors that&nb...

Determinants And Prevalence Of Violence Against Children In Low Income Urban Households In Eldoret, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study assessed the determinants and prevalence of violence against children in low income urban households in Eldoret, Kenya. Violence against children and the exploitation of children are global social, economic, human rights and public health issues, with significant negative health and social impacts. Even though the consequences of violence against children may vary according to its nature and severity, the short-term and long-term repercussions are often grave and damaging. ...

Assesment Of Factors Affecting Isiolo County Community Wildlife Conservancy With Reference To Ecotourism Development In Kenya.

ABSTRACTThis study focused on the assessment of factors affecting Isiolo county community wildlifeconservancy with reference to ecotourism development in Kenya. Community based wildlifeconservancy has become a popular approach especially in Africa since it has been found to beeffective in conservation of wildlife outside protected areas and ecotourism developments.However community based wildlife conservation approach faces a number of challengesundermining its achievement of ecotourism ...

Assessing The Legal Framework And Institutional Impediments In Protecting The Rights Of Street Children In Zambia: A Study Of Lusaka Urban

 This dissertation focused on assessing the legal a frame work and institutional efficacy in a bid to protect the rights of street children as enshrined in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights of 1948 and the African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights of 1981 to which Zambia is a signatory. For the purpose of this research, the institutions referred to are the law enforcements agents, Healthy Institutions, Educational Institutions, the judiciary, Family, the social welfare i...

Implications Of Legislation On The Provision Of National And Public Library Services IN Zambia

currently (2017), there is no single institution designated as a national library in Zambia. Although national library services are provided by some institutions, there is no legislation to support them. efforts to foster the enactment of library legislation since 1976 have not resulted into this law being passed. this study measured the correlation between the lack of legislation and the provision of national library services in Zambia. the study comprised a cross-sectional survey to ...

Impact Of Training On Work Performance- A Case Of Secondary Schools In Chipata District

   Student performance is important if a country is to develop in all sectors of development. This is to a large extent dependent on teacher performance. The performance of grade 12 pupils for the past three years has been deteriorating. Statistics from the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) for the past three years indicates a decrease in the pass rate from 2013 to 2015 at 60.2%, 55.9% and 57% respectively as a proportion of Candidates obtaining full School Certificates...

The Importance Of Legislation In The Provision Of National And Public Library Services In Zambia

Legislation plays an important role in the provision of national and public library services. In Zambia, however, libraries that perform the functions of national and public libraries are operating without a legislative mandate. As a result, there is fragmentation of library services as there is no single institution which performs all the functions of a national library service. Although several efforts have been made in the past to enact national library service legislation, no Act o...


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