Rainfall Reliability and Maize Yields In Machakos District

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1963
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Dowker, B. D.
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The history of maize growing in the Machakos District of Kenya has been a chequered one. Crop failures have been frequent, an excess of imports over exports the rule, and "famine relief" an all too common feature. In recent years with improved soil conservation and husbandry methods, maize surpluses have been obtained, but following a succession of low rainfall seasons, famine relief has again been necessary in the District in 1961
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 28, p. 134-138
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