Technical Communication No. 18 Production Techniques And Problems Of Small Scale Potato Growers In Meru District

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1975/1976
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kenya Soil Survey
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This report describes the results of an exercise carried out in March 1976. involving a class of six students studying in the Field Crop Stream of the M.Sc. Agronomy Course. This course is design 3d primarily to trai research Agronomists and the objective of this exercise was to give ~~3 students experience in defining a research programme by meeting farmers and understanding their problems. To meet this objective, students were asked to discuss with farmers a series of questions relating to the farm unit. the potato varieties and cultural methods in use, the costs of production. the marketing of the crop and the prices received. Answers given by the farmers were recorded on questionnaire forms and this report summaries the responses and the reports written by class member
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