International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Enhancing Food Security through Policy Re – Orientation in Laikipia Central, Kenya
Titus M. Kilonzi

In Kenya, food insecurity affects people living in the rural, urban, high potential, arid and semi arid areas and the food policies have had limited success. This paper examines insights into how policy re – orientation can be used to enhance food security in Laikipia Central. The study was a descriptive survey involving a target population of 39 purposely selected government field officers. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the primary data collected using structured questionnaires. The response rate was 79.5 percent and the findings showed that food policies have not been successful in addressing food availability and accessibility. Therefore to improve on the policy effectiveness and efficacy it was recommended for policy re – orientation to improve on the policy implementation process girded on firm decision to act, to leverage on the available resources for affordability and flexibility, integrated approach leveraging on will and commitment and to empower the farming communities.

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