MOA-NAL- Fertilizer Use Recommendation Final Report Volume 28 Lamu District 1987

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
1987
Authors
Ministry of Agriculture
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Ministry of Agriculture
Abstract
It is difficult to define the climatic potential accurately because there are very few long-term rainfall recording stations in this District. The amount of rainfall in the first rains decreases from a coastal strip of about 10 km width to the hinterland at a rate of about 100 mm per 5 km. The second rains increase from the coast for the first 10 km, and then drop again. The intermediate rains between both seasons (very important for relay-planted such as simsim and cowpeas) are most frequent a few kilometres inland from the coast. For these reasons the highest average annual rainfall >1000 mm occurs about 5-20 km inland, interrupted by the Mkunumbi Bay. From the climatic point of view, this high rainfall zone includes the Coconut-Cassava Zone L 3 (=CL 3).
Description
Keywords
Citation
Collections