Project Information

PI nameCharles S.W. Recha
Project titleLOCAL AND REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN CONDITIONS FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
PartnersLUND UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN
Collaborators
Grant amount1000 SEK
Project StatusEnded
Project LocationKenya
Project descriptionThe project was a postdoctoral research fellowship to the PI. The study sought to establish “Local and regional variations in conditions for agriculture and food security” and conduct a review of the literature on Kenyan smallholder agriculture and analyzing questions such as: • What is the distribution of key crops grown and livestock kept in Kenya? • What are the constraints affecting agriculture along the value chain? • What are the opportunities, including technological innovations, available to address the above constraints? • What are the current institutional arrangements and how are different stakeholders (local, county, national and international) involved in agenda setting for policy research? • What has been the impact of policies, programs and strategies targeting local and regional variations in conditions for agriculture in Kenya: what lessons have been learnt? What major gaps remain? This was desk study designed to covers a total of three months. The project was expected to yield a scientific report comprising between 15.000-20.000 words, and a policy report summarizing the key messages of relevance to policy makers. Among other activities of the project was participating in a policy -practitioner training (January 2017) and a visit to Lund University (November/December 2016). However, the activities of the project went well beyond the three months. Thus, the project was concluded in June 2018.
Project Start20/11/2016
Project End31/05/2018
Expected outputsThe project was expected to have the following outputs: (i) yield a scientific report comprising between 15.000-20.000 words, (ii) a policy report summarizing the key messages of relevance to policy makers, (iii) Attend a training on policy and practice; 17) and a visit to Lund University