American Journal of Social Science Research
Articles Information
American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.2, No.3, Jun. 2016, Pub. Date: Oct. 19, 2016
The Adaptation of MEFOSEP Intervention on Improving Food Production Among Farmers in Bar “A” Sub Location, Kisumu County
Pages: 29-33 Views: 885 Downloads: 217
Authors
[01] Samuel Jerry Odindo, Department of Health System Management, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[02] Aaron Mwayi, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[03] Dan Odindo, Department of Health System Management, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[04] Winnie Otieno, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[05] Caro Akinyi, Department of Research and Measurement, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[06] Jeremy Nzanzu, Department of Research and Measurement, Faculty of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya.
[07] Noah Adera, Programming, Data Management and Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation Food Security Programme, Kisumu, Kenya.
Abstract
This is a Monitoring and Evaluation research that monitored the same households for the second seasons and displayed the information to the farmers on a noticeboard as a way of sensitizing them on good farm management practices. Key findings were analyzed and used to determine the quarterly Adoption-Trend’s depicted from the harvest quantities, the impact of the noticeboard intervention on the harvest, to compare the Seasonality on Adoption (CAN quantities used) - Dry verse Wet seasons, to evaluate Storage and usage of the harvest in relation to the food security and to compare the effects of intervention in relation to the Kisumu regional harvest. Census was done for the 570 households. Frequency was run using SAS and STATA and Chi square test to determine the associations of farmindicators, such as quantity of fertilizer and seeds application on the production of maize, beans, groundnuts and vegetables. Descriptive analysis was conducted to determine and compare the harvest in the intervention sites to the rest of the place in Kisumu where the intervention was not affected. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the significant influence of the variables on the production of monitored food crops. Comparative analysis was used to test the null hypothesis on the statistic significant between first season and second season.
Keywords
Monitoring Food Security, Information Asymmetry, Food Production, Target Plan
References
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