International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Water, Soils, Food, and Rural Development: Examining Institutional Frameworks in Katheka Sublocation

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Problems of African rural resource management and sustained food production have long been regarded primarily as ecological and technical issues. Development policy, planning, and funding must devote far greater energy than at present to strengthening institutional capacities to help rural groups manage local resources. This premise is borne out by a month-long investigation of Katheka Sublocation which consists of three villages in Machakos District, Eastern Province, Kenya. We analyzed linkages among ecological conditions, resource management practices, and village capabilities to improve agricultural production. This article addresses the nature of village resource management institutions in rural Kenya. The Katheka Sublocation consits of 360 households and a total population estimated at 3000. -from Authors

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of African Studies

Publication Date

1-1-1989

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

250

Last Page

271

ISSN

0008-3968

DOI

10.1080/00083968.1989.10804257

Keywords

natural resource management, agricultural management, land use, soil resources, agricultural resources, resource management, water management, water resources, villages, soil resource management

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