Annual Report For 1987

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1987
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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Following restructurinq of Kenyais agricultural research system into a National Agriculture R~sEarch Project (NARP), the National Agricultural Research Centre, Muguga is assigned nationsl responsibility for basic, strategic and applied research in the areas of natural resources conservation, animal nutrition rind physiology, agricultural engineering, plant protection, plant genetic resources and eValuation, Special emphasis will be on strengthening research on the resource base for improved agricultural productivity and special areas of assignment with a view to ensuring sustainable agricultural production and environmentAl quality, The focus involves reorientation from the previnus history of Muguga and a logical integration within the over national programme of research in its areas of comparctive advantage, Other areas of specialist research will include plAnt virology, plAnt genetics, soil physics, agrometeorclogy, ecology, biological control, biotechnology, tissue culture, and varioUS aspects of animal nutrition and physiology resp-arch, The Centre will serve as the national coordinAtion centre for soil/water management, livestock nutrition and physiology, and agricultural engineering,
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