Exporting food, importing food aid? : Kenya and food security in the world food system

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dc.contributor.author Esamwata, Joab O.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-20T16:54:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-20T16:54:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18698
dc.description.abstract Food crises in Kenya are recurring phenomena. Despite widespread and perennial famines, Kenya is exporting food while importing food aid. This study focuses on the concept and question of food security in Kenya. If Kenya can produce and even export food products, why does the country still import food aid every year? Why is the country classified as food insecure? And why does the country still suffer from recurrent famines? Drawing on social science theory from the political economy of food and agriculture, this study postulates that the contradiction between exporting food and importing food aid is related to Kenya‟s subordinate position in the world economy. Using a comparative-historical, in-depth case study research design, this research descriptively explores the relationship between trends in food aid, trade, production and food security. The study finds that the relationship between food trade and aid with food security is mixed in Kenya. Aid and trade have not strongly enhanced food security in Kenya, but food insecurity in Kenya has not gotten markedly worse. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Fulbright Scholarship USA en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject World food system en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject Food Trade en_US
dc.subject Food aid en_US
dc.title Exporting food, importing food aid? : Kenya and food security in the world food system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en_US
dc.description.advisor Matthew R. Sanderson en_US
dc.subject.umi Sub-Saharan Africa Studies (0639) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US

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