|Project description||The 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.