Research Extension Farmer Linkages The Approach And Experinece Of Katumani Kenya

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1985
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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Kenya lies astride the equator at longitude 34 0E to 42 0E and latitude 4~oN to 4~oS.with an area of 583,000 km2• It lacks in mineral wealth and has a weak industrial and manufacturing base. Agriculture is therefore the mainstay of the economy accounting for over 30 percent of the total GDP. The potential for agricultural development is severely limited by the amount of good agricultural land available due to the limited amount and distribution of rainfall. About 12 per c ent of the country is of high potential receiving over 800 mm of rainfal l p.a., 6 per cent of medium potential with 700-800 mm, 72 per cent of low potential with less than 700 mm, and the remaining 10 per cent being unsuitable for agriculture (see Figures 1 and 2).
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