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Effects Of Climate Change On Agricultural Production. Case Study Of Kisumu District, Nyanza Province In Kenya.

ABSTRACT Kisumu District is an administrative District of Nyanza Province in western Kenya with a population of 504, 359 and a land area of 912 square kilometers. The main industries are subsistence agriculture and fisheries on Lake Victoria. It falls within the coordinates of 0 55” south and 34 55” east. The main type of soils is ferrasols. It experiences a bimodal type of rainfall. The minimum temperature is 15 Celsius while the mean maximum temperature is 36 Celsius. Humidity is relati...

Cultural Conflict as a Correlation of Commercializing Fishing Industry on Gender Roles: A Case of Nyachebe Village, Mbita District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study set out to establish the implications of commercialising fishing industry on gender roles in the fishing community. This was done through an analysis of the dynamic and changing gender roles in the fishing sector resulting from commercialisation focusing on the experiences of a fishing community, Nyachebe village Mbita district Kenya A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection were used to conduct the research that: examined the influence of cu...

Farmers’ Knowledge, Control Methods, and Challenges of Managing Bean Leaf Beetles (Ootheca spp.) in Uganda

Abstract: Bean leaf beetles (BLBs) (Ootheca spp.) are important field insect pests of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in agricultural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. A survey of 128 farmers was conducted in Arua, Hoima, Lira, and Lwengo districts in Uganda, where the common bean is a major food and income crop. This paper evaluated farmers’ knowledge, control strategies, and challenges in managing BLBs. Over 87% of the farmers in Arua and Lira could identify BLBs by local names,...

The Fishing Industry And Its Contribution To Coastal Livelihoods: A Case Study Of Chwaka Village In Zanzibar

ABSTRACT This study intended to examine the fishing industry and its contribution, to coastal livelihoods in Chwaka village in Zanzibar. The study specially focused on assessing how far coastal community in Chwaka village are benefited from fishing industry, problems that faced them in fishing industry and what could be done to help them. The research was conducted by using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A case study design was used for which the survey was conducted in April ...

Fishermen’s Willingness To Pay For Insurance In The Western Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Fishermen face a lot of risk and uncertainty in their fishing operations. One way of dealing with risks and uncertainties in the fishery sector is the adoption of insurance policy. Successful implementation of insurance scheme requires the need for demand analysis. This study therefore investigated fishermen’s willingness to pay for insurance in the Western Region of Ghana. A three stage sampling procedure was used to select 300 fishers and a structured interview guide was used to ...

Sustainable Options For Wetland-Based Livelihoods: The Case Of Pangani River Basin, Tanzania

EXTENDED ABSTRACT This study demonstrates how theories of development and international conventions related to wetlands management are translated into national policies and the consequences of their implementation. The study adopted UK‟s Department for International Development (DFID) livelihood framework in designing sustainable options for wetland based livelihoods in the Pangani river basin, Tanzania. Comparative and case study research designs adopted in the study considered three live...

Empirical Analysis Of Federal Government Expenditure Policy On Agriculture In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study assessed the trend, structure, composition, determinants and effectiveness of Federal Government agricultural expenditure policies and the implications of these policies from 1960- 98.The study covered the Nigerian nation and used federal level time series data to achieve the set down objectives. The primary analytical method consisted of descriptive analysis, appropriate pictorial diagrams, line and pie charts. Stationarity, co – integration /error correction model (ecm...

Perceptions of the Impact of Blue Economy Sector on the Development of Mombasa County

Abstract: The thesis investigated the perceptions of the impact of the blue economy sector, such as fishery, tourism, and maritime transport on Mombasa County development. In assessing the perceptions of the blue economy sector on the development of Mombasa County, the study answered the research questions, including, 1) how does the fishery sector influence development of Mombasa County? 2) How do tourism activities influence the development of Mombasa County? 3) How do maritime transport n...

ANALYSING TRENDS IN AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT IN GHANA 1995- 2015: UNDERLYING CAUSES AND OPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

ABTRACT Agriculture’s impact in Africa has led to the conclusion that it is the lifeblood of many Africa economies. In Ghana, agriculture was historically the dominant sector of the real economy accounting for more than 30 percent of GDP post-independence although more recently, it has declined sharply and is the smallest sector of the economy as at 2016. Despite that, the sector still plays a key role in Ghana’s economy and employs 44.7 percent of the population above15 years. The contin...

Fisheries Co-management And Gender Roles in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities of Busia and Mukono Districts, Uganda

ABSTRACT Women play crucial roles in fisheries, particularly in the processing and marketing. Despite this, women’s knowledge and abilities are overlooked in research and policy making. Therefore a research was conducted to assess the effect of co-management of fisheries on the traditional gender roles at household and community as well as the [ishing roles; obstacles encountered by women in the co-management of fisheries and the coping and transformative strategies; the women’s benefits ...

The Implications of the World Trade Organization (Wto) Agreement on Agriculture on Trade and Agricultural Liberalization On Food Security In Uganda

ABSTRACT This study constitutes an analysis of the implication of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture and trade liberalization on food security and realization of the right to adequate food in Uganda. The research was intended amogest other things to establish whether the implementation of the agreement on agriculture (AOA) has facilitated the the achievement for greater food security and promotion of the right to adequate food in Uganda. The promised market access und...

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The impact of Agriculture on Economic Growth of Nigeria: 1990-2017

 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the studyAgriculture   is   the   foundation   and   bedrock   upon   which   the   development   of   stable   humancommunity   has   depended   on   throughout   the   whole   universe   such   as   rural   and   urbancommunities.  It  is   concerned   with   the   husbandry   of  crops   and   animals   for   food   and   otherpurpose. The study of the history of economics provides us ...

Strengthening Of Fisheries Data Collection And Management In Namibia

ABSTRACT This study focused on marine fisheries data collection, management and utilization which diminished the ability of fisheries to be effectively managed and leading to under-reporting. The Delphi methodology was selected as the most appropriate means to achieve the goals and objectives of this study because it provided a way to solicit and gain consensus by experts on Namibian fisheries data collection and management. The major findings were mostly the low interest of stakeholders in t...

Participation Of Men And Women In Fisheries Value Chain In Nairobi City County

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the status of men and women in the entrepreneurial fisheries activities in Kenya. The study focused specifically in Nairobi City County, and was guided by the following objectives, namely; to map out specific areas within fisheries value chain that men and women participate in; to identify socio-economic factors that influence participation of men and women, to assess the socio-cultural factors that determine participation of men and women in those spe...

FISHERMEN’S WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF LAKE ZEWAY, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Lake Zeway fishery is threatened with problems of overexploitation and consequently unrecovered resources resulting in loss of its potentials due to mismanagement. This study identified the determinants of fishermen’s willingness to pay for fishery management and measured mean fishermen’s willingness to pay for lake Zeway fishery management. A two-stage random sampling techniques was applied to identify sample fishermen’s from Adami Tulu Gido Kombolcha, Zeway Dugda and Dugda ...


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