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Kenia


Libro de ESFIM sobre las experiencias con investigación colaborativa para la incidencia política de organizaciones nacionales de pequeños producores

 

Copias del libro son disponbible mediante http://publications.cta.int/en/publications/publication/1767/

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Empoderar pequeños productores en los mercados: experiencias con investigación colaborativa para el cabildeo de organizaciones de productores

El libro completo solo es disponible en francés Esfim-French-def.pdf e inglés Ton and Proctor 2013 – ESFIM experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy:

Abajo los cinco capítulos traducidos al español:

Introduccón: fortalecimiento de las capacidades de incidencia de las organizaciones de productores nacionales a través de investigación colaborativa – Giel Ton y Felicity Proctor

Bajar: Introduccion

CIOEC-Bolivia: incidencia exitosa para el reconocimiento legal del sector – Giel Ton, Christian Gouët y Ninoska Gonzalez

Bajar: Bolivia

CMC-Costa Rica: las mujeres asumen un rol en la plataforma nacional de incidencia – Jean-François Le Coq

Bajar: CostaRica

JNC-Peru: coffee cooperatives support a policy platform of the wider agricultural sector – Giel Ton

Bajar: Peru

CAF-Uruguay: cooperatives discover their role in innovation – Giel Ton y Henri Hocdé

Bajar: Urugay

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ESFIM-Kenia Documentos

KENFAP PRESENT MEMORANDUM ON FOOD SECURITY

Kenya’s food security status has continued to worsen from 24.3% in 1990 to 42% in 2001.By February 2011 an estimated 2.4 million persons, up from 1.6 million in August 2010, required food and non-food (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, February 2011). Kenya’s food policy since independence has been centered on improving domestic supply of basic foodstuffs, mainly grain crops. This goal of food self-sufficiency was largely attained in the early years of independence until the late seventies after which massive food shortages set in. Since then, the goal of food self-sufficiency and food security has not been attained despite significant policy pronouncements to reform the sector. Generally Kenya has been a low-income food deficit country a regular importer and occasional exporter of grain yet has the potential to be a regional grain basket if agricultural potential is well managed. The causes of food insecurity and the reasons the worsening food situation are many and varied, they include low agricultural productivity due to prolonged drought, inadequate access to productive assets (land and capital), inadequate access to appropriate technologies by farmers, effects of global trade and slow reform process. However, in the recent past other factors have come into play such as exporting maize into the neighboring countries disregarding the strategic reserve balances, misleading data to the general public and allowing the millers to distate the markets of the staple grains.

The farmers in Kenya are concerned about the issue of food security and that the situatio read more »