Influence of Agricultural Training Services on Livelihoods of Women Self-help Groups in Kapseret Constituency in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Maureen Vigedi, Yona Sakaja

Abstract


In the recent decades, women have been in the centre of extreme poverty in most developing countries. As such, they have had limited economic empowerment within their communities, an issue that has greatly weakened development. To counter this, women have renewed their interest in development by forming self-help groups in hope of enhancing their livelihoods. These groups have registered tremendous success in ensuring women get enough capacity through agricultural training services to provide for themselves and their households. Unfortunately, some of the women self-help groups are registering minimal development, poor yields and performance that threatens affects their women sustainable livelihood. This study purposed to determine how agricultural training services influence livelihood of women self-help groups in Kapseret Constituency in Uasin Gishu County. The study employed descriptive research design with a target population of 3500 women from 143 women groups within Kapseret constituency. Using Yamane 1967 formulae a sample size 380 respondents were selected using simple random sampling and data collected using self-administered questionnaires. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentages and frequencies) while inferential statistics were ran using spearman’s rank order correlation through SPSS version 21.0. Findings from the study revealed that there was agricultural training livelihood of women self-help group. The study recommends awareness and sensitization of women on importance of joining self-help groups that ensures improved livelihoods.


Keywords


Agricultural training services; women self-help groups; livelihoods.

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