Factors influencing implementation of Kenya Special program for food security in Mandera District
The purpose of this study is to establish the challenges in the implementation of KSPFS in Mandera district. Four research objectives was formulated to guide the study. To assess the support of stakeholders on the implementation of KSPFS; to determine effects of capacity building has influenced the implementation of KSPFS; to establish how advocacy affects the implementation of KSPFS and lastly to establish the influence of extension systems on the implementation of KSPFS. The study used the descriptive survey design quantitative and qualitative techniques. Findings revealed that the implementation faced several problems. The effectiveness of the KSPFS in the mitigation of hunger in the district, was rated by the NGO officials 14 (93.3%) less effective. They also had few policy advisers in the district who are involved in the implementation of the KSPFS. Findings on the influence of support of stakeholders on the implementation of KSPFS in Mandera district showed that the government did not provide enough funds for the implementation of the program. There was less coordination in terms of exchange of implementation of projects. Findings on the effects of capacity building on food security issues on the implementation of KSPFS in Mandera district showed that the program's effort of offering technical support to the organizations working for food security were not enough. The program did not target the pastoralists on the food security issues. There were few visits by farmers/pastoralists from one area to another on the food security issues. Majority also reported that there were few programs on public days such as World Food. Findings on the influence of extension systems on the implementation of KSPFS in the district revealed that there was no enough coordination between different agencies in food security issues in the district. There were inadequate extension officers in the district. Participatory methods applied by the extension officers in the district were reported as less effective. The approach by the extension officers in the district was rated as less effective, same to the participatory applied by the extension officers in the district and the systematization of good practice to food security issues by the extension officers in the district.
University of Nairobi, Kenya