KARI-ETC-LEI INSMAP REPORT NO.KE 19-2005- Demonstration trials on Tumbukiza and Conventional Tillage Methods and their impacts on Agro-economic Performance of Two Napier Varieties in Kiambu, Central Kenya

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2005
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Jager A.
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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In sub-Saharan Africa, mixed crop-livestock systems predominate in the semi-arid, sub-humid and cool highland zones. In these areas, systems intensify and crops and livestock become increasingly integrated as the human population increases and land becomes a more important constraint than labour (Mcintire et a/., 1992). It has been estimated by the World Bank that around 10 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are primarily dependent on their animals, while another 58 percent depend on livestock indirectly (Ogle, 1996). Livestock are important culturally in establishing the status of the farmer (Moll et a/., 2001); as a store of wealth (Doran et a/., 1979); as a form of insurance (Slingerland, 2000); as providers of employment to the farm households, and in the recycling of waste products and residues from cropping or agro-industries (Sansoucy et a/., 1995).
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