Stakeholder perceptions of agricultural policies in Kenya

Stakeholder perceptions of agricultural policies in Kenya

Soil fertility policies must be relevant to all stakeholders

This paper analyses the way in which certain soil fertility policies have evolved, and how stakeholders perceive them. It attempts to understand better the tools and processes involved in formulating and implementing policies and methodologies for best implementing soil fertility management strategies that are complementary to farmers agricultural techniques.

The paper concludes that if policies are to have a positive impact on the ground, key stakeholders must be allowed to play an active role in their formulation. The success or failure of a policy is ultimately determined by the manner in which it is formulated and implemented, and it will only be fully supported if stakeholders consider it to be legitimate and relevant to their needs. Policy processes should therefore extend beyond the scope of central government and include local government, civil society organisations and community groups.

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