The influence of farmland leasing on household livelihood strategies: a study of the Wheatbelt region of Narok District.

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the influence offarmland leasing on the livelihood strategies of pastoral households. The study was conducted in two wheat-growing locations of Narok district. The main survey involved eighty respondents randomly selectedfrom both administrative locations. A total of ten key informants were also interviewed. The study found that pastoral households mainly leased out their land in order to earn some income. Secondly, many leased out their land due to inability to effectively utilise their land.

Out-of-pocket health expenditures and household poverty: evidence from kenya

Background: Out-of-pocket health expenditures leave households exposed to the risk of financial catastrophe and poverty, whenever they entail significant dissaving, borrowing or the sale of key household assets. However, by enabling households to consume essential medical care in the event of a major illness or injury out-of-pocket outlays help households to restore health, and can thus increase their future labour productivity. Therefore, the effect of catastrophic health expenditure on household welfare is an empirical matter on which little evidence currently exists in Kenya.

The Application Of Ecological Niche Model To Map Out The Rift Valley Fever Risk Areas In Kenya

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, mosquito-borne zoonotic viral disease of economic importance caused by a virus of the Phlebovirus genus, Bunyaviridae family that mainly affects ruminants and humans. It causes abortion in gravid animals and high mortality in young animals, characterized by massive hepatic necrosis and pantropic haemorrhage. Rift Valley fever-like disease in livestock was first reported in Kenya in 1912. Numerous studies have shown close relationship between climatic conditions and outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever.

An analysis of human-wildlife conflicts in tsavo west - amboseli agro-ecosystem using an integrated geospatial approach: a case study of taveta district.

Human-wildlife conflicts are a challenge to conservationists, researchers and local communities alike. The conflicts have become a serious issue of concern and are a threat to local community livelihoods, safety and wildlife conservation efforts especially in rangelands bordering protected areas. The primary aim of this study was to analyse Human - wildlife conflicts and assess the role of land use and land cover changes as key factors that influence the dynamics of Human wildlife conflicts in Taveta district.

Impacts of capital and land constraints on the economics of new livestock technology in western Kenya

The introduction of new forages and milk marketing improvements was projected to permit even the smallest modeled farms in a western Kenya region to adopt dual-purpose goats and thereby improve family income and nutrition. Expanded credit permitted modeled medium and large farms, especially, to vigorously exploit these innovations; credit also expanded income more than did goat management improvements.

Factors Influencing Performance Of The Dairy Industry In Meru Central District, Kenya: A Case Of Katheri Dairy Co-operative Society

The Kenya vision 2030 is the country’s new development blueprint aiming at transforming the country into a newly industrializing, middle income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030. The vision is based on three pillars; the economic, the social and the political. The dairy industry contributes towards the economic pillar and in view of this the Ministry of Livestock Development (2010) developed the National Dairy Master Plan with a focus on realizing the vision 2030.

Challenges and opportunities for beef production in developing countries of the southern hemisphere.

Livestock production faces specific challenges due to a rise in population numbers, urbanization and economic development in the developing world. A substantial increase in demand for meat in these countries will offer larger market opportunities for livestock producers. Developing countries from the southern hemisphere are characterized by a highly dualistic beef cattle sector with communal, subsistence or small scale farmers and large commercial farmers co-existing.

Impact of privatization of artificial insemination delivery services on the productivity of dairy cattle in Kenya: a case of smallholder dairy farmers in Nyeri East District

Artificial Insemination service in Kenya has undergone tremendous changes from time it was introduced by the colonial government. At that time it was only available to the to the white farmers who were practicing dairy farming in the white highlands. After independence the government continued offering the service through donor .support. Artificial Insemination has been used in large and small dairy and beef herds and its development has contributed to new knowledge on reproduction and fertility level in these animals.

Factors influencing conflict resolution among aridland pastoralists of Kenya a case of Isiolo County

The Northern Arid part of the republic of Kenya has experienced conflict for a long time. The conflict in this region can be described as protracted, it has been generally accepted that protracted conflict have a profound negative consequences for the people of the region and the county of Isiolo is located in that region. This study focused on the reasons why conflict resolution has not been achieved even as enormous resources were spent in the region. The study narrowed down to the influence of government policy, culture, and natural resources in the conflict and its resolution.

Livestock and their role in Mwea irrigation scheme in Kenya

A study was carried out using a simple statistical analysis to evaluate the kinds and role of livestock in Mwea agro ecosystem, central Kenya. Study area covered two villages (Ciagini and Mbui-Njeru) in the irrigated rice growing area and another two (Kagio and Murinduko) outside the irrigated area but within the same agro ecological zone. Indigenous cattle, goat, sheep and chicken were the main domestic animal species kept.

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