International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Factors Influencing Smallholder Dairy Farmers Participation in Voluntary Compliance of Decent Work Practices: Case Study in Nakuru County Kenya
T D O Ogola, J Lagat, I S Kosgey, Thomas D.O. Ogola, Job. K. Lagat, Isaac S. Kosgey

Decent work concept is based on four pillars namely employment, employment rights,social dialogue, social security. The uptake of decent work practices in smallholder dairy farms is poorly understood. This paper explores the linkage between socioeconomic status of smallholder farmer and compliance to decent work standards. The study involved 123 farmers. Three index scales were constructed to measure decent work. These were based on a composite index based on the four pillars of social security, social dialogue, and employment rights. Ordinal logistic regression analysis revealed that there was a significant relationship between decent work level, breed and education. Therefore policies that would address inadequate genetic capacity of animals and ensure improved literacy levels for the general populace can enhance decent work interventions. For education this can be support of adult literacy institutions. But along with these interventions, a general awareness campaign should still be carried out.

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