East African Agriculture And Forestry Research Organisation Annual Report 1951

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1951
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East African Agriculture And Forestry Research Organisation
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East African Agriculture And Forestry Research Organisation
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Construction at Muguga was far enough advanced by March, 1951, for the transfer of staff, equipment and librat:y from Amani to be started. The move has been a lengthy affair; indeed it will not be completed until early in 1952. The experience gained in the move of the Herbarium (Annual Report, 1950, p. 14) was of value in carefully planning this larger move so that interruption of work would be a minimum, but serious dislocation was unavoidable. Transport facilities were meagre. and the 25 miles of mountainous ro-ad between Amani and Muhesa railway station limited each lorry load to a few stoutly constructed and carefully packed boxes. The Railway authorities were quite unable to allocate to us more than one truck to run between Muhesa and Kikuyu. The abnormal and heavy 'long rains' caused major breaks on the railway, and compelled the authorities to divert our truck for a while to other task~, which caused further disorganisation of our own time-table. In these circumstances we were especially grateful to Messrs. Karimi Tea Estates for the loan of a lock-up god own at Muhesa railway station.
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