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Cover for Decentralization and the social economics of development: lessons from Kenya.

This book focuses on the experience of decentralization in rural Kenya and is presented in two parts under the following themes: (i) successes and failures of decentralization (chapters 2-6); and (ii) socioeconomic and institutional preconditions for successful decentralization (chapters 7-10). The ...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Mude, A. G.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decentralization of pastoral resources management and its effects on environmental degradation and poverty: experience from Northern Kenya.

This chapter shows that creating local government institutions as a branch of the national civil service and investing such institutions and representatives with formal authority traditionally exercised by indigenous institutions can inadvertently marginalize local populations. The chapter...

Author(s)
Munyao, K.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The unfulfilled promise of microfinance in Kenya: the KDA experience.

This chapter examines the unfulfilled promise of financial service associations (FSAs) and highlights the unintended, detrimental effects that they have had on their poorer members in Kenya. A form of microfinance institution in which equity capital for the loans fund is generated by selling shares ...

Author(s)
Osterloh, S. M.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A qualitative analysis of success and failure factors of agricultural cooperatives in Central Kenya.

The study presented in this chapter identified the factors associated with the success and failure of agricultural cooperatives in the liberalized Kenyan rural economy in which government withdrew the administrative and financial support it had previously offered cooperatives and devolved...

Author(s)
Nyoro, J. K.; Ngugi, I. K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Institutional incompatibility and deregulation: explaining the dismal performance of Kenya's coffee cooperatives.

This chapter identifies deficiencies in the formal and informal institutional environment underlying coffee cooperatives that undermined the efficacy of market decentralization in the smallholder coffee sub-sector in Kenya. It describes how the free and unregulated access to cooperative coffers...

Author(s)
Mude, A. G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decentralization, community-based organizations and access to agricultural extension services in Eastern Kenya.

This chapter explores whether decentralization of agricultural extension services enhances access for poor farmers, especially for demand-driven extension services that respond directly to farmers' needs, and encourages active farmer participation. It documents how decentralization has been...

Author(s)
Mugunieri, G. L.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Access to, and willingness to pay for, agricultural extension in Western Kenya.

This chapter examines client assessment of quality, cost and accessibility, as well as willingness to pay for agricultural extension services in rural western Kenya. Data from a 2004 questionnaire survey of 110 farmers are used in the analysis. The willingness-to-pay estimates for extension...

Author(s)
Nambiro, E.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linkages between community, environment and conflict management: experiences from Northern Kenya.

This chapter provides an example of how inclusive and flexible community-led initiatives can effectively deal with pressing problems and lead to the establishment of a trusted, effective conflict and resource management organization. The chapter describes the iterative process by which a community...

Author(s)
Haro, G. O.; Doyo, G. J.; McPeak, J. G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effects of farmer community group participation on rural livelihood in Kenya.

This chapter explores the determinants of farmer community group participation and the differential impact of group membership on members' welfare in three districts in central and western Kenya. It finds that even when controlling for other key covariates, group participation statistically...

Author(s)
Amudavi, D. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On economic transfers through social networks in Kenya's smallholder sector.

This chapter explores mechanisms of bilateral financial transfers within voluntary, decentralized social networks in the smallholder sector in central and western Kenya. One of the most important findings of this study is that resources in terms of human capital and the stock of productive assets...

Author(s)
Hogset, H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter

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