Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Embu Annual Report 1996

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1996
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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Regional Research Centre - Embu, is one of the centers of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, with a mandate to carry out Adaptive and Applied Research aimed at developing appropriate technologies necessary to improve agricultural production under diverse geo-physical and socio-cultural backgrounds. At RRC-Embu, the activities are conducted under the Regional Research Programme (RRP) that focuses on integration of farm enterprises/resources and mutual collaboration with farmers, agricultural extension agents and other actors in Agricultural development. The Centre has a research mandate for Embu, Mbeere, Meru Central (formerly Meru), Meru North (formerly Nyambene), Tharaka (split from Tharaka-Nithi), Meru South (split from Tharaka-Nithi), Murang'a (recently split into Maragua and Murang'a), Kirinyaga, and Nyeri districts. The mandate districts have a combined area of 18,326 km2 of which 59% is agricultural land. The mandate area has a wide range of agro-ecological conditions ranging from the Pyrethrum-wheat (UH2) to Livestock-millet land use systems (L5).
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