Ministry of Agriculture- National Agricultural Research Laboratories-Kenya Soil Survey Annual Report 1981

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Ministry of Agriculture
During the year 37,500 hectares were surveyed in Nyanza Sugar belt, Rurii Irrigation Scheme (Murang'a District), National Youth Service Farm, Yatta (Machakos District) and Nandi Escarpment area -at semi-detailed soil survey level. At detailed level, about 990 hectares were covered in Sandai Irrigation Scheme (Baringo District), National Horticultural Research Station, Thika, ICRAF Research Station (Machakos District), Moi Forces Academy (Nairobi) and Barwesa Irrigation Scheme (Baringo District). Site evaluation surveys covering a total of 127,000 hectares were completed in the Trans Mara Division (Narok District), Bottomlands in Meru District, Ngoru Farm (Kiambu District), Kandi' s Dam area (Kajiado District), Njukini area ('l'aveta District and Meru College of Technology (Meru District). Reconnaissance soil maps of the Mtito Andei and Voi areas were printed. Report writing for the reconnaissance soil survey of the Makueni area, the Amboseli-Kibwezi area and the Busia area continued during the year. Fair drawing of the exploratory soil map of Kenya and the Agro climatic zone map of Kenya continued in Holland. the final draft of the soil map of Kenya (scale 1:3,000,000) was compiled for the new edition of the National Atlas of Kenya. Thirteen soil survey