International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research

Original Research Article

Influence of policy design issues on provision of services for revival of sugar cane farming in Western Kenya; Millers’ perspective

Josephat Barasa Kombo*1, Alice Chesambu Ndiema2 and Jacob. W. Wakhungu3


1Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kibabii University-Bungoma-Kenya
2Department of Agribusiness Management and Extension, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-Kakamega-Kenya.
3School of Agriculture, Veterinary, Science and Technology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology-Kakamega-Kenya.

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Josephat Barasa Kombo

Alice Chesambu Ndiema

Jacob. W. Wakhungu


Article Number: IJAPR.22.013  |   Pages: 110-119  |   Vol. 10 (5), September 2022   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJAPR.22.013

 Received: June 28, 2022  Accepted: August 15, 2022  Published: September 26, 2022

Abstract

This study evaluated influence of policy design issues on provision of services for revival of sugar cane farming in the Western Region of Kenya. The findings may speed up revival of sugar cane farming. It adopted cross sectional survey design and purposive sampling technique. Structured questionnaires and Key Informant Guide were used to collect primary data which was subjected to descriptive and then inferential analysis based on T-test using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. It established that at 95% confidence limit there are issues of policy design that have statistically significant constraining influences on provision of services for revival of sugar cane farming. It ranked the issues from provision for veto power to the presidency which has the biggest influence then the issues of amalgamation of sugar cane farming under the Food and Agriculture Authority, adoption of scattered sources of policy, provision for administrative choice of policy reforms, provision for dispersed governance, cartelization of policy design, provision for discretionary powers to the presidency and lastly the issue of limited legal backing for the policies. On the overall the study concludes that success in revival of sugar cane farming in Kenya largely depends on review of the constraining aspects.

Keywords:

Aspect, issue, constraining influence, policy design, service provision, revival of sugar cane farming

How to Cite this Article

Kombo JB, Ndiema AC, Wakhungu JW (2022). Influence of policy design issues on provision of services for revival of sugar cane farming in Western Kenya; Millers’ perspective. Int. J. Agric. Pol. Res. 10(5):110-119.

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