Doreen Henry Nyatichi, Dr. Thomas Mose


This research sought to address this gap by examining the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation practices on sustainability of agriculture projects in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; to determine the influence of strategic planning on sustainability of agriculture projects in Kiambu County, Kenya; and to examine the influence of monitoring and evaluation training on sustainability of agriculture projects in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study targeted all 63 management level employees from the Ministry of Agriculture in the county government of Kiambu. Due to the small size of study population, the study used census sampling approach. The primary data for this analysis was collected via a questionnaire. The data obtained was quantitative as well as qualitative. The Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) was used to generate frequencies, descriptive and inferential statistics from the quantitative data; the findings were presented in tables and figures. Qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis and presented in prose form. The study concludes that that strategic planning has a significant effect on sustainability of agriculture projects in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study also concludes that monitoring and evaluation training has a significant effect on sustainability of agriculture projects in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study recommends that Kiambu County should; establish formal mechanisms for involving a diverse range of stakeholders, including farmers, local communities, government agencies, NGOs, and businesses in project planning, implementation, and evaluation. In addition the county should conduct regular stakeholder meetings, workshops, and consultations to gather input, address concerns, and foster a sense of ownership among participants

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