Challenges Faced by Pvos in Effective Mobilization of Communities in Rural Agriculture Projects in Kirinyaga District

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CHALLENGES FACED BY PVOS IN EFFECTIVE MOBILIZATION OF COMMUNITIES IN RURAL AGRICULTURE PROJECTS IN KIRINYAGA DISTRICT

Name: PATRICK KARIMI

Adm No: EMB/0088

COURSE: DIPLOMA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Subject: Project Research Methods (DPM 5)

Lecturer: Mr. J. Ndukanio

Due Date: 15th Aug 2009

A Research Proposal Presented In Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Diploma in Project Management Kenya Institute of Management

AUG, 2009

DECLARATION

Declaration by Student

I do here declare this is my original work and has not been presented for exams before.

Signature………………………………………………Date…………………….

Patrick Karimi Adm No: EMB/0088

Declaration by Supervisor

LETURER: Mr. Ndukanio

Signature……………………………….…… Date……………………

DEDICATION

To
My wife and friend.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Thanks to my lecturers at KIM and class mates. Thanks also to my workmates and friends

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title pagei
Declarationii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgementiv
Table of contentsvii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Research questions
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Limitations of the study
1.7 Scope of the study
1.8 Conceptual framework
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 Introduction-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.1 Empirical review
2.2 Critical review
2.3 Research gaps

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

3. Introduction
3.1 Research design
3.2 Target population
3.3 Accessible population
3.4 Sampling technique
3.5 Data collection method and procedures
3.6 Data analysis technique
References

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1…………………..Questionnaire
APPENDIX II………………… Time line
APPENDIX III…………… Budget

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

1. Introduction

This chapter will cover the background of the study, purpose of the study, problem statement, objectives of the study, research questions, importance of the study, limitations of the study, scope of the study and the conceptual framework

1.2. The Background of the study

Agricultural production and productivity in the EAC is largely constrained by natural factors, policy and adoption of technologies. The reasons for poor performance of the agricultural sector include:  Policy related factors, Technology related factors, Nature related factors, Cross cutting and cross-sectorial related factors.

The above constraints have inhibited the rural economy’s potential to: alleviate poverty through employment creation and income generation, meet growing food needs driven by rapid population growth and urbanization; stimulate overall economic growth, given that agriculture is the most potential lead sector for growth and development; and conserve natural resources.

The main challenge facing the rural sector is to increase productivity and economic growth in order to halt the worsening food security and to reduce poverty by 50 percent by the year 2015. This is at a time when East Africa faces declining financial resource base, HIV and AIDS pandemic, globalization and declining natural resources, which reduce availability of investment funds.

East Africa has a significant irrigation potential that remains unexploited. Irrigation can play an important role in increasing agricultural productivity, expanding area under production and stabilizing agricultural production in situations of adverse weather conditions. Opportunity to expand irrigated agriculture exists. Utilization of this opportunity would boost agricultural production.

From past studies in community projects, it is clear that meaningfully involving communities at all phases of a development project are determinant to ensuring development. Only in such a manner can people become leading actors in and generators of...
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