Summary of Results of the Kimakia

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1979
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Blackie J.R
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The main objective of the study at Kimakia was to determine the effects of land-use change from indigenous bamboo forest to pine plantations by monitoring and comparing the hydrological responses to similar rainfall inputs of two adjacent catchments, one under bamboo and the other converted to Pinus patula plantation. A later, secondary objective was to conduct a similar study on intensive sheep grazing. The results obtained from the main exercise, up to the point where the pines had reached a height of some 25 m are summarized below; the second study suffered a number of delays, and results from the preliminary stages only have been presented. It is currently being continued by Kenya Government.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 43 (Special issue), p. 188-189
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