Baseline Study to Assist in InstitutionalDevelopment Process
Baseline Study to Assist in InstitutionalDevelopment Processes: Climate Change Impact on Small Scale Tea Farmers in Kenya The purpose of the study was to determine the current perception of climate change and find out how climatic issues were impacting the livelihoods of the smallholder tea producers. Furthermore, the study was aimed at establishing the current capacity for producers to act on these issues. The study methodology was an intra-method triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data collection which led to a similar approach in the analysis. The study findings indicate that population pressure in both sites has led to sub-division of land that in effect hampers production. They also reveal that the farmers are aware of the geographical, environmental and rainfall pattern variations that can be attributed to climate change. Farmers also face numerous challenges in the course of producing tea. These challenges include logistical, financial and social.
I am a consultant with Cognate Consultants based in Nairobi, Kenya. The job involves provision of research services individually or through a consultancy group. Area of specialization is Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of projects. I am the Field Services Manager in charge of proposal development in line with the research Terms of Reference, developing M&E tools such as Logical Frameworks, data collection, quality assurance, data analysis and report preparation. Role entails providing participatory M&E services with all stakeholders in the given M&E value chain. I also engage in academic and freelance writing as well as conducting research work for individual clients.