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Towards livelihoods security : livelihoods opportunities and challenges in Embui, Kenya

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dc.contributor.advisor Makombe, I. A. M. Mwasaa, Walter Mbele 2013-02-06T08:38:38Z 2013-02-06T08:38:38Z 2013-02-06
dc.identifier.citation Mwasaa, Walter Mbele (2013) Towards livelihoods security : livelihoods opportunities and challenges in Embui, Kenya, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Given the livelihoods challenges which face many rural communities, understanding a community’s livelihoods dynamics and opportunities is one major step to developing workable options to address the challenges. This study has focused on one rural community and used the five determinants of the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach to describe the livelihoods situation in Embui sub-location in Machakos County, Kenya. Residents of Embui have had to deal with the fact that traditional production systems are not sufficient to provide for their livelihoods needs. The community and continues to be challenged by limited capital for diversifying income sources, low skills and limited social and economic services. This study recommends support to marketing of locally produced artifacts, improved access to capital and provision of water for irrigation along with extension services as the key areas of support to improve the living standards of the residents of Embui en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 76 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject.ddc Livelihood
dc.subject.ddc Development
dc.subject.ddc Poverty
dc.subject.ddc Household
dc.subject.ddc 338.9270096762
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Livestock systems -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Food security -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency management -- Kenya --Planning en
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable agriculture -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural development projects -- Kenya en
dc.title Towards livelihoods security : livelihoods opportunities and challenges in Embui, Kenya en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Development Studies en M.A. (Development Studies)

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