Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018, Page: 1-6
Dynamics of Climate Change Adaptations on Horticultural Land Use Practices around Mt. Kenya East Region
Kibetu Dickson Kinoti, Department of Arts and Humanities, Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya
Colbert Mutiso Jackson, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Eastern Africa Baraton, Eldoret, Kenya
Mwangi Joyce Muthoni, Digital Mapping Section, Galaxy Geo-Consultancy Services Inc, Embu, Kenya
Received: Feb. 27, 2017;       Accepted: Apr. 13, 2017;       Published: Mar. 16, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajep.20180701.11      View  1547      Downloads  73
Abstract
Eastern slopes of Mount Kenya experienced widespread horticultural crop production after the establishment of Horticultural Crops Development Agency (HCDA) packing facilities within the region in the early 2000s. Favourable soils and climatic conditions triggered by growing export market demands have led to the changing patterns of agricultural land use practices in Mt. Kenya east region. The focus is now shifting to agro-diversification and land use intensification practices. The growing horticultural farming business in this region is impacting subsistence production, resource use as well as livelihood dynamics. This paper assesses the implications of climate change adaptation measures on household food security, gender roles and land management activities within the context of horticultural produce land use practices. The findings ascertain that the region’s increasing agro-diversification activities are both coping strategies to the climate related changes and the social, political as well as economic transformations ushered in by devolution.
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Kibetu Dickson Kinoti, Colbert Mutiso Jackson, Mwangi Joyce Muthoni, Dynamics of Climate Change Adaptations on Horticultural Land Use Practices around Mt. Kenya East Region, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20180701.11
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