Influence of Post-Harvest Technology on Food Security in Narok East sub-County, Kenya

  • Mmaitsi Lawrence Asige MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
  • Obushe Dennis Omuse Maasai Mara University
Keywords: Arid and semi-arid areas, Food security, Post-harvest technology, Rural development

Abstract

Crop yields have decreased globally due to declining investments in research and infrastructure, which are preconditions for food security. The study established the Influence of Post-Harvest technology on Food Security in Narok East sub-County, Kenya, which is a rural sub-County in Narok County. A descriptive research design was adopted by the study. The target population is comprised of 25078 households distributed proportionally in the four wards and is involved in different farming activities. A sample of 378 household heads was determined using the sample size determination formula. Primary data was collected using a questionnaire and an interview guide. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics of frequencies, percentages and inferential statistics of correlation, ANOVA and regression analysis. The results were presented using frequency and percentages, tables and charts. The relationship between the variables was tested at a significant level of 0.05. The results show that there is a strong, positive and significant correlation between post-harvest technology and food security in the sub-County (r = .606** and p-value = 0.000). This implies that the relationship between the variables is very significant hence post-harvest technology is a strong determinant of food security in the study area. The study concludes that ANOVA model indicated a very significant and statistical relationship between post-harvest technology and food security. The study is beneficial to all the stakeholders in rural areas in Kenya who have consistently experienced food insecurity as it will provide appropriate data that will be used for policymaking.

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Author Biography

Obushe Dennis Omuse, Maasai Mara University

Mr. Omuse Dennis is a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Social Studies and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration. 

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Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Asige , M. L., & Omuse, O. D. (2022). Influence of Post-Harvest Technology on Food Security in Narok East sub-County, Kenya . Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies , 4, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.51986/ijrcs-2022.vol4.01