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SWOT analysis on the management and development of Yala wetland agro-ecosystem in Bondo district , Kenya
This research project sought to explore the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the management of Yala wetland agro-ecosystem. Poverty and seasonal hunger is a phenomenon that is rampant and common in Nyanza province despite the productive viability of the region. The Yala wetland eco-system is one of this viable region faced with numerous challenges of securing constant and adequate household food supply. Agricultural growth and subsequently development is driven by the private sector and so the greatest challenge is to find ways of including the community and the poor.
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Table of contents
1.1 Background of the study 6
1.2 Problem statement 6
1.3 Justification of the study 7
1.4 Objectives of the study 7
1.4.1 Broad objective 7
1.4.2 Specific objectives 8
1.5 Research assumptions 8
1.6 Research questions 8
1.7 Conceptual framework 9
1.8 Significance of the study 10
1.9 Definitions of acronyms 10
LITERATURE REVIEW 11
2.1 Introduction 11
2.2 Global literature review 12
2.2.1 Wetland management in the US 13
2.3 Regional literature review 13
2.3.1 Wetland management in Tanzania 13
2.3.2 Wetland management in Zambia 14
2.3.3 Wetland management in Zimbabwe 16
2.4 National literature review 17
2.4.1 Yala wetland management 20
2.5 Conclusion of literature review 20
3.1 Study area characteristics 22
3.2 Target population 22
3.3 Sample size and sampling procedure 22
3.4 Data collection methods 23
3.5 Data analysis methods 23
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 24
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 39
5.1 Summary of findings 39
5.2 Conclusions 40
5.3.1 Recommendations for further research
5.3.2 Recommendations for policy makers
Preview of the essay: SWOT analysis on the management and development of Yala wetland agro-ecosystem in Bondo district , Kenya
Nyanza province is endowed with natural resources such as the Yala swamp, a natural wetland located in Nyanza province along the River Yala tributary. The River Yala wetland ecosystem is delineated within the National Water Resources Management Strategy (NWRMS) and section 14 of the Water Act 2002 (Catchment Management Strategy, 2007).
A large portion of River Yala wetland has been reclaimed and is dominantly under cultivation either for commercial or subsistence agriculture. These form the main livelihood opportunities for sedentary rural communities. In commercial farmlands such as the Dominion farms, agriculture is done by farm machinery in large plantations of up to 3 700 hectares of wetland around the tributary of River Yala. Reclamation has been undertaken in an attempt to ease the poverty level by providing ...
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