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Economic Evaluation of Locally Available Inputs for Soil Fertility Replenishment in the Smallholder Farming Systems of Meru South District, Kenya
Declining land productivity is a major problem facing smallholder farmers in Kenya today. This decline is a result of reduced soil fertility status, which is caused by continuous cultivation of soils without adequate ...
Being young, Kenyan and gendered: the outcomes of schooling and transitions to adulthood in poor urban and rural settings
This paper which is derived from findings of the Education, Youth, Gender and Citizenship (YGC) project1 foregrounds the experiences and outcomes of schooling as constructed through the voices of young female and male ...
Ecological management of cereal stem borers in Ethiopia. Integrated Approaches to Higher Maize Productivity in the New Millennium.
Three lepidopterous stem borers were reported on maize in Ethiopia. Although complete crop loss is evident in some areas, the average yield loss of maize caused by cereal stem borers in Ethiopia can be estimated between ...
Long-term performance of organic crop rotations in the tropics: First results from a high and a medium potential site in sub-humid Central Kenya
Organic Agriculture is perceived by many stakeholders as a promising approach to increase food security in developing countries. However, only few attempts have been made so far to assess agronomic and economic performance ...
Use of leguminous shrubs for soil fertility improvement in sub-humid highlands of Kenya
Declining crop productivity is a major challenge facing smallholder farmers in central highlands of Kenya. This decline is caused by continuous cultivation of soils without adequate addition of external inputs in form of ...
Mapping climate vulnerability and poverty in Africa