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dc.contributor.authorMugwe, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorMugendi, D.N.
dc.contributor.authorMucheru, M. W.
dc.contributor.authorOtor, S.C.J.
dc.contributor.authorWaswa, B. S.
dc.contributor.authorKung'u, J.B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T08:39:24Z
dc.date.available2014-07-10T08:39:24Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 661-667en_US
dc.identifier.issn1023-070X
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.acss.ws/upload/xml/research/88.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10336
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted in Chuka division, eastern Kenya to assess trends in adoption of soil fertility replenishment strategies. Eighty two (82) farmers adopted the soil fertility improvement technologies during the short rains season 2001.During the subsequent two seasons, 163 and 206 farmers representing an increase of 99% and 150% above the initial adopters practiced the soil fertility improvement strategies. Technologies involving use of Tithonia diversifolia And Calliandra calothrysus alone or in combination with inorganic fertilizer were readily adopted due to the high yields obtained as well as being sources of fodder in case of calliandra. Constraints to the adoption of the proposed soil fertility improvement strategies were identified as inadequate labor, poor yield observed from some of the technologies at the demonstration trial, inadequate organic and inorganic resources and laxity due to fear of failureen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAfrican Crop Science Societyen_US
dc.subjectAdoptionen_US
dc.subjectfood securityen_US
dc.subjectSoil fertilityen_US
dc.subjecttechnologiesen_US
dc.titleTrends in Adoption of Soil Fertility Improvement Strategies in Chuka, Eastern Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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