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Reducing Multiple Deprivations in Arid Counties in Kenya

Kenya has 9 arid counties out of the 47 counties. These are Garissa, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Baringo, Turkana, Tana River, Samburu and Wajir. The arid counties are characterized by severe living conditions, with little annual rainfall of between 150 and 550 millimeters and high temperatures. Extreme weather patterns have had devastating impact on the livelihoods …

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Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Constraints in Kenya

Article XX(b) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) provides that members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have the right to take Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures necessary for the protection of human, animal, or plant life or health. These are health-oriented measures put in place to minimize the negative effects on …

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Five Strategies to Regulate the Boda-Boda Transport Subsector in Kenya

Two-wheeled motorcycle-taxis (locally referred to as boda-boda) is a source of livelihood, including employment, for many, particularly the youthful population who majorly dominate this sub-sector. Furthermore, it provides easy movement of goods and people in urban areas where there is a lot of traffic while offering relief in rural areas where there are few transport …

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Interventions to Enhance Access to Potato Seeds in Kenya

Potato is the second staple in Kenya after maize. The potato industry employs 2 million Kenyans and contributes US$ 500 million to the country’s economy annually. Besides the restaurant business, the growing urban population in Kenya presents a wider market for the crop producers. To meet the growing demand, the country aims to increase the …

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