Urban agriculture and food security in developing countries: a case study of Eldoret Municipality, Kenya
This article in the European Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, investigates the contribution of Urban Agriculture to the food security of residents of Eldoret Municipality, Kenya with the aim of laying the foundation for future policy formulation for Urban Agriculture in Kenya. The study used a cross sectional survey design with both open and closed ended questions. Information from focus group discussions and key informants was sought to gain in depth information and to reinforce the findings from the interviews. This research gives a critical view into how aspects of urban agriculture in Eldoret Municipality are currently contributing to food security and income. In the case of Eldoret Municipality, Urban Agriculture is seen to play important roles, including the provision of better nutrition, poverty alleviation, employment creation and environmental conservation.