Miscellaneous Report No. M47, 1996

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1996
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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The pressure of population on land and water resources in Kenya is high and increasing while arable agricultural land is scarce. The total area of Kenya's landmass is 582,600km2 , 83 % of which is classified as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). ASALs are low production rangeland zones where rainfall ranges from 300 to 900mm and have between 75-180 plant growth days (pgd) p.a. Kajiado District has a total landmass area of 22,1 06km2 , of which 94% is ASAL. It is therefore essential to make the best possible use of the district's fragile/limited natural resources for maximum production on a sustained basis
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