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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:9, September, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(9): 276-284

Factors Influencing Utilization of Rain Water Harvesting Technologies for Improved Food Security in Kauwi Sublocation Kitui County, Kenya
C. Modvine Koreeny, F. W. Muriu-Ng’ang’a and C. K. Ndung’u*
Department of Environmental Science and Land Resource Management, South Eastern Kenya University, P.O. Box 170-90200 Kitui, Kenya
*Corresponding author

Despite the known advantages of the rain water harvesting technologies, studies show that the utilization rate at community level continues to be lower than expected. The current study focused on socio-economic factors influencing the utilization of rain water harvesting technologies in Kauwi sub-location, Kitui County, Kenya. The study adopted a survey design. Random sampling was used to identify the villages while households were systematically selected. A total of 160 households comprised the study’s representative sample size from which interviews were conducted. From the results, 60% of the variation of utilization of earth dams was explained by the outcome variables (Nagelkerke R2=0.6). Scrutiny of the results indicated that labour source (p<0.1, B=2.66) and access to credit (p<0.1, B=5.44) were the significant factors influencing earth dam utilization. The study concluded that different factors influenced utilization of different technologies differently. Findings of this study will help farmers in prioritizing factors that influence decision on utilizing rain water harvesting technologies.

Keywords: Socio-economic factors, earth dams, labour source, access to credit

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Modvine Koreeny, C., F. W. Muriu-Ng’ang’a and Ndung’u, C. K. 2022. Factors Influencing Utilization of Rain Water Harvesting Technologies for Improved Food Security in Kauwi Sublocation Kitui County, Kenya.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(9): 276-284. doi:
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