A Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya (Aciar Proceedings) by M. E. Probert

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  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Kenya,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts

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Number of Pages134
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ISBN 101863200681
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Get this from a library. A Search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid eastern Kenya: proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya December [M E Probert; Kenya Agricultural Research Institute.; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.; CSIRO (Australia);] -- These proceedings contain the 15 papers that are delivered at a symposium.

Muhammad L W, Parton K A () Smallholder farmingin semi-arid eastern Kenya-basic issues relating to themodeling of adoption. Pages – in Probert M E (ed.) A search forstrategies forsustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid Eastern dings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, 10–11 December Cited by: Development of a modelling capability for maize in semi-arid eastern Kenya.

In: Probert, M.E. (ed). A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid eastern Kenya. Proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, 10 - 11 December ACIAR proceedings no.

41, p. Books: Phillips, RE. Farm Buildings – From. Simpson JR, Karanja DR, Ikombo BM, Keating BA () Effects of legumes in a cropping rotation on an infertile soil in Machakos District, Kenya. In: Probert ME (ed) A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid Eastern Kenya.

Proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, 10–11 Dec Cited by: 3. The Seed Industry for Dryland Crops in Eastern Kenya Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya.

although these activities are not sustainable and. IN: Probert, ME (ed), A Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya, Proc. of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, Decemberpp PDF McCown, R.

and Keating, B. () Looking forward: finding a path for sustainable farm development. Exploring strategies for increased productivity: the case for maize in semi-arid eastern Kenya. In Probert, M. E (ed), A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid Eastern.

Dryland farming and dry farming encompass specific agricultural techniques for the non-irrigated cultivation of d farming is associated with drylands, areas characterized by a cool wet season (which charges the soil, with virtually all the moisture that the crops will receive prior to harvest) followed by a warm dry season.

They are also associated with arid conditions, areas prone. Keating B A, Siambi M N and Wafula B M The impact of climatic variability on cropping research in semi-arid Kenya between and In: M E Probert.

(ed.)A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid Eastern Kenya. ACIAR Proceedings No. Canberra, Australia. pp Lade O, Coker A and Sridhar M Alternative Farming Systems Information Center of the National Agricultural Library Agricultural Research Service, U.S.

Department of Agriculture. In the series analytic: A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid eastern Kenya / edited by M.E. Probert.

Paper presented at a symposium held Dec, Nairobi, Kenya. Nonetheless, given that a sustainable income for farmers in semi-arid areas is a challenge that was solved in the past, but one that goes unresolved in the present, the archaeological record from the Southwest can be helpful in identifying alternative strategies for by: Overview.

Agroforestry for Integrated Development in Semi-arid Areas of Kenya (ARIDSAK) is a project charged with the development, implementation and promotion of appropriate agricultural and agroforestry technologies and policies to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers and pastoralists in the semi-arid areas of the Ukambani Region.

Systems models that paved the way for APSIM: CERES-Maize, CM-Ken, AUSIM; PERFECT. Several cropping systems models have appeared since These can be classed into two types on the basis of whether emphasis is primarily on crop management or on soil/land primary aim of the first type of model is to accurately simulate yield for a wide range of environmental conditions and.

Research Methodology in Agriculture is a timely book dealing with the issues relating to diversification of farming in prospects and possibilities of crop diversity horticulture floriculture with a case study of Makhana and cash crops This book has very clearly analyzed cropping pattern crop insurance agri-research and extension Land use.

We hereby focus into the dryland areas with an aridity index below in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania which include arid, semi-arid as well as sub-humid zones (Figure 1). We use the term pastoralism to refer to extensive production of herbivorous livestock using pasture (or browse) in which herd mobility is a central management by: In: A Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Eastern Kenya.

Proceedings KARI/ACIAR/CSIRO Symposium, Nairobi, DecemberACIAR, Canberra, pp. Proceedings KARI/ACIAR/CSIRO Symposium, Nairobi, 10.

M.E. Probert (Ed.), A Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya. ACIAR Proceedings No. 41, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, Australia (), pp.

Cited by: M.E. Probert (Ed.), A Search for Strategies for Sustainable Dryland Cropping in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya. Proceedings of a Symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, Cited by: Trade and Sustainable Land Management: The Case of Uganda LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES Table 1 Some dryland agricultural products and country exporters 11 Figure 1 Arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas in the world 6 Strategies for Developing Dryland Agriculture: Role of Size: 2MB.

Biophysical restoration or rehabilitation measures of land have demonstrated to be effective in many scientific projects and small-scale environmental experiments. However circumstances such as poverty, weak policies, or inefficient scientific knowledge transmission can hinder the effective upscaling of land restoration and the long term maintenance of proven sustainable use of soil and by: A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya.

Proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, December ACIAR proceedings No 41, p. Dryland cereals and the global food pie: Thanks giving thoughts.

Although the limited effort invested in dryland cereal breeding and cropping systems research represents a disappointment, it also hints at great potential: there is much room for progress from traditional breeding aimed at yield and stress tolerance improvement.

KEATING B.A., SIAMBI M.N. AND WAFULA B.M. (): The impact of climatic variability on cropping research in semi-arid Kenya between and In: Probert, M.E. (ed.) A search for strategies for sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid Eastern Kenya.

ACIAR Proceedings No. Canberra, Australia. pp Sustainable Agriculture Pushing Back the Desert. Desertification - land degrading into desert - is often blamed on mismanagement and misuse of land. Local people are allegedly guilty of over-farming, over-grazing and allowing their populations to exceed the environment's capacity.

Dryland (arid and semi-arid) ecosystems occupy more than 41% of global land area and are home to billion people. More than 50% of South Asia’s dryland ecosystems are located in India. Drylands contribute about 40% of. Demand for maize is by far the highest of any coarse cereal produced in dryland environments, where it is grown by many smallholder households as Improved Crop Productivity for Africa’s Drylands.

Sabine Homann is a social scientist in the Research Team Markets, Institutions, Nutrition and Diversity (MIND), Research Program Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Successes in dryland agroforestry. West Pokot in Kenya. The Pokot community in the north Rift of Kenya practice a mixed land-use system, combining pure pastoralism in the drier zones with cultivated agriculture in the better￾watered key production areas. The West Pokot district has been experiencing the effects of severe land degradation and.

INTRODUCTION. The total land area of South Africa is million ha of which 82% ( million ha) is agricultural land. Only 14% (14 million ha) of the latter receives sufficient rainfall for arable crop production and periodic droughts affect the dryland areas Africa is currently facing one of the worst droughts in history.

List of Publications - Dryland Systems Dryland Systems List of Publications and Research Outputs Updated: 18 May Food security and better livelihoods for rural dryland communities Dryland Systems List of Publications and Research Outputs Table of Contents LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH OUTPUTS BY FLAGSHIP.

2 A. North Africa and West Asia. DESERTIFICATION. Definition of drylands Drylands are arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. In the context of sustainable development the term generally excludes hyper-arid areas (deserts).

Four rainfed and four irrigated trials were conducted in a semi-arid area of eastern Kenya with two growing seasons per year, the long and the short rains.

In the first group of trials, comprising Experiment 1, relationships between the various traits of interest were studied within cultivars that have been developed by the programme at. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) is a staple food crop grown by subsistence farmers in the semi-arid tropics of South Asia and Africa.

It remains highly valued by traditional farmers as it is nutritious, drought tolerant, short duration, and requires low inputs. Its continued propagation may help vulnerable farmers mitigate climate change.

Unfortunately, the land area cultivated Cited by: ASSAR's work in Kenya Jump to: ASSAR's focus in Kenya Key insights Country partners & contact details News stories Outputs Semi-arid regions in northern and eastern Kenya, are highly dynamic systems that experience changeable and sometimes extreme climates, adverse environmental change, and a relative insufficiency of natural resources.

We hereby focus into the dryland areas with an aridity index below in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania which include arid, semi-arid as well as sub-humid zones (Figure 1). We use the term pastoralism to refer to extensive production of herbivorous livestock using pasture (or browse) in which herd mobility is a central management by:   Some technologies that have been evaluated in semi arid countries e.g.

Kenya and Sudan should be evaluated for suitability to local conditions. Conclusions and recommendations In-field water harvesting is one of the many climate change adaptation strategies that can be adopted by farmers in the semi- arid regions of by: Annual Report Towards sustainable livelihoods in drylands.

InDryland Systems helped advance holistic, systemic responses to urgent issues of climate change, food security, and land degradation through interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and numerous other research and development partners. Nitrous oxide (N 2 O) is a potent greenhouse gas that can result in nitrogen loss from the soil.

The scientific literature is deficient in studies that measure N 2 O emissions, NO 3 leaching, and crop performance across multiple sources of nitrogen fertilizer and changes in field practices. However, there are tools and strategies available to consultants and producers to improve nitrogen use.

This book presents the papers of the symposium: Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa: exploring the scientific facts (Arusha, September ).

Symposium organized by the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) in collaboration with the Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa (SOFECSA)--P.

vi. Farmer knowledge and utilization of rainwater harvesting and conservation technologies in a semi-arid agro-ecozone of Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th.Long-Term Effect of Continuous Cropping of Irrigated Rice on Soil and Yield Trends in the Sahel of West Africa B.V.

Bado, A. Aw, M. Ndiaye. Conservation Tillage, Local Organic Resources, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Combinations Affect Maize Productivity, Soil Structure and Nutrient Balances in Book Edition: 1.HOMING IN ON THE RANGE: Enabling Investments for Sustainable Land Management Technical Brief 29/01/ Jonathan Davies*, Claire Ogali*, Peter Laban** and Graciela Metternicht***1 * Global Drylands Initiative, IUCN ** Drylands Working Group, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management *** UNSW Australia, Institute of Environmental Studies.

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