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Evaluation of agrometeorological indices as maize yield predictors in a high rainfall Kenyan environment
(East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 1990)
Maize is the most important food crop in Kenya and occupies more than 25% of the total land area in many high rainfall areas of the country. Investigations were carried out to test which agrometeorological crop yield ...
Effects of neem plant (Azadirachta indica Juss, Meliaceae) products on maize grain consumption by three common rodent pests in Kenya
We investigated the effect of neem plant (Azadirachta indica) products on maize grain consumption and body weights of Lemniscomys striatus, Mastomys natalensis and Arvicanthis niloticus live trapped in a Kenyan sub-humid ...
Colonisation of Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in stemborers in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya
(Cambridge University Press, 2001-12)
A study was conducted at Katumani, Kiboko and Ithookwe, in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya for four seasons (short rains 1996-long rains 1998), to confirm the major stemborers of maize, and to introduce and monitor ...
Does Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties Enhance Household Food Security in Maize growing Zones of Eastern Kenya
The paper evaluates the effect of intensity of adoption of improved maize varieties on household food security measured by per capita consumption expenditure, per capita maize consumption and farmer’s assessment. Three ...
In-kind transfers of maize, commercialization and household consumption in Kenya
(Journal of Eastern African Studies, 201)
This article discusses in-kind food transfers and whether such transfers should be interpreted as a sign of the failure of grain markets to meet the food demands of the poor. The article elucidates on aspects of both ...