This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of liberalized coffee sub-sector on the welfare status of the rural household in Kenya, with specific reference to Chuka Division, Meru South District. It examines the impact of liberalised agricultural coffee sub–sector on rural family households. The book more specifically analyzes socio cultural and economic factors affecting welfare status of rural family household, it identifies ways in which the households cope with the impact of the liberalised coffee sub sector. This book is recommended for policy makers and development agencies seeking to promote the quality status of rural household in coffee sub-sector. The book is valuable for students taking a course on Globalization and Development Concepts and Application.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of liberalized agricultural markets on the human welfare status of the rural household in Kenya, with specific reference to Koibarak Location, Marakwet District. More specifically it examines impact of liberalized markets on income distributions, food security status, education status and health status. The book also analyzes socio-cultural, economic, demographic and physical environmental barriers affecting welfare status of rural family household. This book is recommended for policy makers and development agencies seeking to promote the quality status of rural household relying entirely on agriculture. Students taking Rural Sociology, Globalization and Development concepts courses will find this book appropriate for their course work.
The aim of liberalizing the coffee sector was to expand coffee exports through increased domestic production which would boost exports earnings. The opening up of the coffee sector was believed to lead to expansion of coffee exports through increased output, thus, liberalizing the coffee sector was aimed at increasing coffee exports earnings and this work assesses the performance of coffee sector after the implementation of trade liberalization measures. This study is intended to bridge the knowledge gap on the impact of trade liberalization on the performance of coffee exports and facilitate policymakers, as well as, stakeholders in coffee trade to link policy to issues on the ground and address the information gap between policymakers and stakeholders in coffee trade.
This book highlights the Socio-Economic implications of redundancy for the welfare of industrial workers in Eldoret town, particularly those who were dismissed between 1997 and 2001. Specifically, the book examines: the Socio-Economic characteristics of redundant workers, documents the Socio-Economic consequences of redundancy on workers, establishes the redundant workers' perception of the adequacy of severance payments and benefits and lastly examines the relevance of redundant workers' skills' and training to their post redundancy occupations. This book is useful to Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), Ministry of Labour officials in policy formulation about job lays of in Kenya. The book is also helpful to students taking a course on Sociology of Work.
The research on "Impact of Welfare Schemes on Disabled Youth in Falakata Block" is divided in to six chapters .The first chapter is Introduction. The second chapter - area of study, review literature and methodology. The third chapter will describe collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The fourth chapter will feature, major findings conclusion and suggestions.
Systematic removal of trade barrier across many industries during the early 1990s raised a debate over the role of trade on the environment. This thesis attempts to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental implications of trade liberalization in India. The study concludes that differential impact of average tariff reduction during trade liberalization in India promotes heavy polluting industries.
The book studies the effects of trade liberalization on economic growth in Pakistan through various channel variables. For this purpose a trade policy openness index is constructed. The results indicate that there are ten broad pathways through which trade liberalization has an indirect effect on economic growth. Trade liberalization positively affects growth through its impact on physical capital, human capital, foreign investment, inflation, real exchange rate, foreign debt, corruption and foreign exchange market distortions, while it negatively affects growth through government consumption and democracy. The results also indicate that the positive effects dominate the negative ones, thereby delivering the overall positive effect of trade liberalization on economic growth. This effect is economically reasonable and statistically significant. This result is robust to alternative estimation techniques, equation specifications and inclusion of some other channel variables.
The use of pesticides has caused great impact on human welfare on south Asian scenario especially in Nepal. The commercial vegetable farming has increased the rate of application of pesticides enormously to increase the yield and people even donot consider for the specified waiting periods. This might be because of high rate of illiteracy among Nepali people. The bad impacts that the pesticide is causing in human health can be long term. This book has covered all the aspects regarding the pesticide use, its impacts on human health as well as environmental hazards focused primarily in Nepalese scenario. The book also describes about the potentiality for organic farming in Nepal in order to promote the sustainability in Nepalese agriculture in general.
This book is based on a cross-national study of the impact of debt dependency on the social welfare of developing societies during 1977 - 1988. Since the state plays a significant intermediary role in the mechanism of impact of debt dependency on social welfare, state strength was also included in this study. This study attempted to respond to some of the shortcomings of modernization and dependency / world system sociological approaches to social change and development which have mainly emphasized either the internal or external forces of change in developing societies.
This book looks at the history of bookselling in Kenya, specifically focusing on the role of book aid for tertiary level book markets.The ELBS book scheme, a British funded book aid, is critically reviewed and its impact on the publishing industry in Kenya accessed. The book further explores the reality of the gap that exists in the production and availability of academic publications in Kenya after failure of the scheme.
Impact of Direct Seeding of Rice on Household Welfare in Pakistan Executive Summary The current study was carried out in the rice-wheat area of Pakistani Punjab to access the impact of direct seeding of rice sowing technology on household welfare in Pakistan. The direct seeding of rice (DSR) technology in Pakistan was introduced a couple of years back, with the idea to increase the crop yields and to save the use of inputs like water, fertilizer and labour. For estimating the impact detailed comprehensive survey was carried out in three main rice-wheat districts i.e. Gujranwala, Sheikhpura and Hafizabad. A detailed questionnaire was prepared for carrying out the analysis. The impact of direct rice sowing technology was estimated on rice and wheat crops yield, water, weedicide and labour demand. The empirical analysis indicates that adopters of direct seeding of rice sowing technology are getting higher net returns in the range of 8-9 maunds per acre. The comparative profitability analysis indicates that in case of direct seeding of rice sowing technology the cost of production is high than the conventional transplanting of rice but the net returns are more in case of direct seeding
In line with the Malawi Government Decentralization policy adopted in 1998, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development also devolved its core functions in 2005. This research explores the experiences of district officers on decentralization and its impact on child welfare in Ntchisi and Lilongwe districts of Malawi. Using an exploratory design and qualitative research methods, the study explores the phenomena of decentralization from the experiences of district officers who are at the centre of implementation of decentralized core functions of child welfare. In this regard, the study goes in-depth to understand whether decentralization has had positive impact on the implementation of child welfare. The study utilizes the functionalist perspective in which decentralization is seen as a system that should lead to the functioning of the social whole. The study concludes that although core functions of child welfare were decentralized, in practice the districts have not fully experienced it owing to the inter-play of various factors and challenges.
While trade liberalization is expected to boost economic welfare, the reverse is true in Cameroon and most LDCs countries. To explore the possible effects of trade liberalization on poverty alleviation in Cameroon, this study examines key indicators of poverty. Parallel to Multilateral WTO negotiation’s, which have temporally come to a halt, a large number of bilateral and regional trade agreements have been signed, or are under negotiation.. The purpose of this study is to present a broad view of recent events in this area of trade liberalization or regionalization and the South –South Trade with special emphasis on agreements covering developing countries in general and LDCs in particular. Is Cameroon Trade the answer to alleviating poverty?
The study of environmental studies requires students to have basic skills of climate. This book is about impact of climate variability on community livelihoods. It investigates on the impact of climate and coping strategy in two agro ecological zone; zone 2 and 4. It bases its study on community livelihoods in Nyeri County, Kenya who are generally farmers. Climatic data was obtained from the Water resource Management Authority and Kenya Meteorological Department and was used to analyze the climate of Nyeri County for the last 30yrs. The feeling of the community was sought concerning the impact of climate variability and they also suggested the coping strategies. The book tries to compare the impact of climate variability and coping strategies available in the two agro ecological zones. This book will be found useful to secondary and tertiary students undertaking studies in geography and environmental studies.
Planners in many developing countries are aware of the high population growth rate and its negative impact on human capital accumulation. When population growth is not checked its consumption component would negatively affect human capital growth especially in low-income countries. This text is a snap-shop of the link between human capital formation and family size choice in Kenya. This text is therefore an invaluable companion for economists in education, planners and managers as they deliberate on education for development of their nations.