Assessment On The Level Of Financial Providers Access Strategy On Farmers Economic Empowerment Among Small Scale Tea Farmers In Kisii County- Kenya
Nyakweba, T. O.
Asienga, I. K.
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Economic empowerment remains an important goal for any Government. Agriculture is a major source of income for Kenyans. Various agencies have carried many interventions to ease financial accessibility. The study used a sample of 398 tea farmers in Kisii to investigate their economic empowerment in focus areas of enhancing the Service levels of Financial Access. The study adopted a descriptive research design and the findings were presented in descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings showed that there was significant positive relationship between the financial service providers’ accessibility strategies and economic empowerment. Conclusion was that enhanced level of access to financial service providers is vital for economic empowerment of the farmers. The study recommends that financial institutions should develop financial products that are relevant to the needs of tea farmers to increase their finances. The state and non-state actors should sustain their FA interventions for yielding significant contribution to economic empowerment.