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The Role of Forest Resources in theStrategies of Rural Communities Coping with the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer Link, 2011)
The HIV pandemic has had dramatic effects on rural livelihoods in Africa. In rural communities only a few people have access to treatment due to high prices of medicine, poor health infrastructure, and long distances to ...
The Role of Biological Technologies in Land Quality Management: Drivers for Farmer’s Adoption in the Central Highlands of Kenya
We established hedges of calliandra, leucaena, napier, and their combinations along the contours on slopes of between 5 and 40% as options for soil and nutrient management on steep arable landscapes. Hedge biomass was ...
Effect of Organic Inputs and Mineral Fertilizer on Maize Yield in a Ferralsol and a Nitisol Soil in Central Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2011)
Declining land productivity is a major problem facing smallholder farmers in Kenya today. This decline primarily results from a reduction in soil fertility caused by continuous cultivation without adequate addition of ...
Improved food production by use of soil fertility amendment strategies in the central highlands of Kenya
(Academy Science Publishers, 2003)
Declining soil and crop productivity is a major problem facing smallholder farmers in eastern and central highlands of Kenya. This is caused by continuous cropping without addition of adequate external soil fertility inputs. ...
Changes in Soil Organic Matter as Influenced by Organic Residue Management Regimes in Selected Experiments in Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2007)
The failure to understand the dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) is a major limitation to the sustainability of smallholder production systems that predominantly relied on organic resources for the maintenance of soil ...
Fertilizer nitrogen recovery as affected by soil organic matter status in two sites in Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2007)
Management of nitrogen (N) nutrition is a vital aspect in maize production systems ofKenya. In Central andWestern parts of Kenya, high population density has eliminated the use of traditional fallow farming systems for ...
New Perspectives in Forestry Education
Nitrogen Fertilizer Equivalency Values for Different Organic Materials Based on Maize Performance at Kabete, Kenya
Decline in crop yields has been a major problem facing small holder farming in Kenya and the entire sub-Saharan region. This is attributed mainly to the mining of macronutrients due to cropping without external addition ...
Economic returns of organic and mineral fertilizer inputs for soil nutrient replenishment in Meru South district, central Kenya.
(Kenya Forestry Research Institute, 2009)
Farmers in the central highlands of Kenya are experiencing low land productivity due to declining soil fertility. On-farm trials were established at two sites in Meru South district, Kenya in 2004 to evaluate economics of ...