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Training needs in soil fertility management for farmers and extension workers in central highlands of Kenya
The objective of this study was to identify training requirements of farmers and extension agents for effective and enhanced uptake and utilization of these technologies in the central highlands of Kenya. The study was ...
Optimizing pumpkin production and value addition in Kenya: baseline survey findings
Traditionally considered a “poor man’s food”, the pumpkin is increasingly being recognized as an important food crop in Kenya mainly due to increased knowledge of its nutritional value and ease of crop cultivation in several ...
Growing Tithonia diversifolia for fertility restitution of technosols from coltan mined soils of Gatumba, Rwanda. Third RUFORUM Biennial Conference 24 - 28 September 2012, Entebbe, Uganda
The present study was conducted to evaluate the capacity of Tithonia diversifolia to mobilise nutrients and the ability of technosols to produce tithonia biomass for fertility restitution. A greenhouse pot experiment ...
Levels of fumonisin b1 and aflatoxin b1 in sorghum and finger millet in western Kenya
Sorghum and finger millet grains were collected from ten randomly selected farms in five locations in Nyamira, Kakamega, Busia and Teso districts. . Fumonisin B1 and Aflatoxin analyses were done using ELISA methods. The ...
Genotype independent somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature zygotic embryos of tropical maize inbred lines
Maize is one of the most important cereal crops in Sub-Saharan Africa and an important source of energy for humans. However, the difference in the dedifferentiation frequency of immature embryos among various genotypes ...
Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Program: Kenya
Report on Asymptotic Unfolding for Single Takens-Bogdanov Systems
(Archimedes Journal of Mathematics, 2012-07-26)
Improving water storage in soils to enhance nutrient use efficiency and crop yields for enhanced livelihoods of small scale farmers in semi-arid eastern Kenya
The current food situation in Kenya is alarming so that food is extremely expensive for the larger Kenyan population. This is largely due to the frequent droughts in the country and especially because more than 80% of ...