Kenya Agriculture Research Institute Embu Annual Report 1994

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1994
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Kenya Agriculture Research Institute
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Regional Research Centre (RRC), Embu, is one of the centres of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, with a mandate to carry out Adaptive and Applied Research aimed at d,:veloping appropriate technologies necessary to improve agricultural production under diverse gee -physical and socio-cultural backgrounds. At RRC-Embu, the activities are conducted under the Regional Research Programme (RRP) that focuses on integration of farm enterprises/resouf(;es aI ;d mutual collaboration with farmers, agricultural extension agents and other actors ill Ag ncultural development. The centre has a research mandate for Embu, Mbeere, Meru Central :formerly Meru), Meru North (formerly Nyambene), Tharaka (split from Tharaka-Nithi), Meru Scuth (split from Tharaka-Nithi), Murang'a (recently split into Maragua and Murang'a), Kirinyaga, <.nd Nyeri districts . The mandate districts have a combined area of 18,326 km2 of which 59% is agricultural land. The mandate area has a wide range of agro-ecological conditIons ranging from the Pyrethrum-wheat (UH2) to Livestock-millet land use systems (Ls).
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