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Intervention designs for perceived improved access to farm productivity- enhancing resources in the drylands: case study of Kenya

Jacinta Lemba (UGent) , Marijke D'Haese (UGent) , Luc D'Haese (UGent) and Stijn Speelman (UGent)
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In Kenya's dryland districts, gaps in access to productivity-enhancing resources are disconcertingly wide despite the growing number of external interventions. This research paper evaluates five past interventions to identify resource access gaps and effective designs replicable in the region. The study used cross-sectional data collected from sampled participants in each of the interventions. A two-stage regression model was used to assess the perceived effectiveness of the interventions. Results of the analysis showed that access to productivity-enhancing resources particularly irrigation, quality seeds, fertilizers and markets was patchy and low. Furthermore, access was significantly high where complementary resources could be found in a single intervention. Conclusively, resource planning should be an integral part of every intervention. Towards this end, irrigation and markets for credit and produce are critical. Moreover, use of the participatory intervention design is recommended in order to foster identification of complementary resources, which are relevant for specific socio-economic and natural contexts.
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farm productivity, Intervention designsresource access, dryland, Kenya, CONSEQUENCES, DETERMINANTS, PROGRAM

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Lemba, Jacinta, Marijke D’Haese, Luc D’Haese, and Stijn Speelman. 2010. “Intervention Designs for Perceived Improved Access to Farm Productivity- Enhancing Resources in the Drylands: Case Study of Kenya.” African Journal of Agricultural Research 5 (18): 2452–2461.
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Lemba, J., D’Haese, M., D’Haese, L., & Speelman, S. (2010). Intervention designs for perceived improved access to farm productivity- enhancing resources in the drylands: case study of Kenya. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, 5(18), 2452–2461.
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Lemba J, D’Haese M, D’Haese L, Speelman S. Intervention designs for perceived improved access to farm productivity- enhancing resources in the drylands: case study of Kenya. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH. 2010;5(18):2452–61.
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Lemba, Jacinta, Marijke D’Haese, Luc D’Haese, et al. “Intervention Designs for Perceived Improved Access to Farm Productivity- Enhancing Resources in the Drylands: Case Study of Kenya.” AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH 5.18 (2010): 2452–2461. Print.
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  abstract     = {In Kenya's dryland districts, gaps in access to productivity-enhancing resources are disconcertingly wide despite the growing number of external interventions. This research paper evaluates five past interventions to identify resource access gaps and effective designs replicable in the region. The study used cross-sectional data collected from sampled participants in each of the interventions. A two-stage regression model was used to assess the perceived effectiveness of the interventions. Results of the analysis showed that access to productivity-enhancing resources particularly irrigation, quality seeds, fertilizers and markets was patchy and low. Furthermore, access was significantly high where complementary resources could be found in a single intervention. Conclusively, resource planning should be an integral part of every intervention. Towards this end, irrigation and markets for credit and produce are critical. Moreover, use of the participatory intervention design is recommended in order to foster identification of complementary resources, which are relevant for specific socio-economic and natural contexts.},
  author       = {Lemba, Jacinta and D'Haese, Marijke and D'Haese, Luc and Speelman, Stijn},
  issn         = {1991-637X},
  journal      = {AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {farm productivity,Intervention designsresource access,dryland,Kenya,CONSEQUENCES,DETERMINANTS,PROGRAM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {18},
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  title        = {Intervention designs for perceived improved access to farm productivity- enhancing resources in the drylands: case study of Kenya},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2010},
}

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