Role of Institutional Capacity Factors and Technological Practices in Implementation of Food Security Projects in Hamisi Sub-County, Vihiga County, Kenya

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume V, Issue III, March 2021 | ISSN 2454–6186

Role of Institutional Capacity Factors and Technological Practices in Implementation of Food Security Projects in Hamisi Sub-County, Vihiga County, Kenya

Asige Mmaitsi Lawrence1* & Obushe Dennis Omuse2,
1,2 Department of Social Studies, School of Arts, Humanities ,Social Sciences and Creative Industries Maasai Mara University, Narok County, Kenya

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Abstract:-This paper sought to establish the role of organizational capacity factors and technological practices in implementation of food security projects in Hamisi Sub-County, Vihiga County, Kenya. Specific objectives of the study were to establish the extent to which institutional capacity and technological practices influence implementation of food security projects in Hamisi Sub-County. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study .The study was conducted in all the 24 producer groups in the sub-County. Questionnaires and interview guides were used as main data collection instruments. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the analysis process. The results showed that institutional capacity and technological practices influenced the successful implementation of the projects in the sub-County to a great extent. It was further noted that institutional capacity has a very strong significant correlation with successful implementation of food security initiatives in the sub-County. In regard to technological practices, it was further established that they had a very strong significant correlation with the successful implementation of food security initiatives. The results show that most of the efforts were failing due to poor institutional capacity factors and also low application of targeted technological applications aimed at driving these projects to success. It is therefore recommended that success in food security initiatives depend on institutional capacity and application of effective technological practices. Key stakeholders should endeavor to strengthen the above factors for effective implementation of these initiatives in the study area.

Key words: Food Security, Institutional capacity, Sustainable Development Goals, Technological practices