Annual Report Of The Kenya Soil Survey 1979

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1979
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Ministry Of Agriculture
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Ministry Of Agriculture
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KSS continued to carry out the inventory of the soil resources required for multipurpose land use planning. During the year, 400,000 hectares were surveyed in Busia area and Bura East area at reoonnaissance level. At detailed survey level, 965 hectares were covered in AJXJ/r{oA Farm (Garissa District), ada Irrigation Scheme (Tana River District), Ngao Irrigation Scheme (Tana River District), Tikondo Irrigation Soheme (ICajiado District) and ICIPE, Mbita Point field etation. Site evaluation surveys covering a total of 40,018 hectares ivere completed in the area. near Nandi Hills. Langata (Nairobi), Mua. Hills area (Machakos District) and Thika Horticul tura.l Research Station. The second draft of the exploratory soil map of the ivhole country (scale 1 :500,000) '''laS completed. The second draft legend of this map was also compiled. A draft soil map of Kenya. (scale 1:3,000,000) vms compiled for t~e ne~ edition of the National Atlas of Kenya. Five soil survey reports, four miscellaneous soil papers and six internal communications and conference papers were published.
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