Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Carbon Sequestration Potential Of Rehabilitated And Natural Forest Sites Of Bamburi Cement Limited, Mombasa County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Deforestation in the tropical regions accounts for approximately 20% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere. Restoration of mined areas through afforestation/reforestation (A/R) can potentially capture large quantities of atmospheric carbon dioxide if appropriate management strategies are applied. This will help reduce the rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. The key challenge for successful implementation of A/R carbon project is the unreliable estimation of bioma...

The Social Economic Effects Of Tourism Development To The People Since The End Of The 1994 Genocide In Rwanda, Case Study Of Musanze District

ABSTRACTThe study examined the social economic effects of tourism development to the people sincethe end of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Objectives that guided the study included; toexamine the benefits of tourism to the people in Musanze district since 1994, to examine thechallenges to tourism development in people in Musanze district since the end of the 1994genocide and to establish strategies through which the social economic life of the people inMusanze district may be improved thro...

Biofuels And Food Crop Production: A Case Study Of Mpeketoni Division, Lamu District Kenya

ABSTRACTThe principal aim of the study was to assess the degree of bio fuels and its role in food cropproduction in Mpeketoni division in Larnu district, Coast Kenya. The study was conductedamong large bio fuel scheme farmers, smaliholder farmers and collaborative reserve farmers.Bio fuel was looked upon as a critical issue towards problems associated with food cropproduction such as high food prices, scarcity of food, land tenure conflicts between the intercultural tribes and changes in...

Analysis Of The Utilization Of Food Resources By The African Wood Mouse Hylomyscus Denniae Endorobae (Rodentia: Muridae) From Ihururu Forest, Kenya

ABSTRACT Hylomyscus denniae endorobae is a rodent important in ecosystems as predator, prey, seed disperser, determinant of forest tree growth and structure as well as a contributor to biodiversity which subsequently plays a role in natural livelihood and national development. Fragmentation of tropical rain forest continues to pose a serious threat to species diversity, which leads to decreased natural income, primary production and general breakdown of an ecosystem. This in turn influe...

Assessment Of Students’ Practices And Awareness Of Environmental Issues In Secondary Schools In Makindye Division Kampala District

ABSTRACTIn this study efforts were made to give an overview of environmental concern St DenisSsebugwawo SS Ggaba and Pearl High school secondary schools in Makindve Division. Threeresearch questions were formulated to guide the study. The main objective of this research wasto assess the level students’ practices and awareness of environmental issuesThe study used Questionnaires. interviews and observation checklist to obtain data.The researcher used purposive and simple random samplin...

Assessment Of Vertical Price Transmission In Rice Markets In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) agricultural commodity markets have been liberalised since the 1980s through Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs). The aim was to foster market integration and efficiency. Liberalisation of markets allows free flow of goods and services from areas with excesses to those with a deficit. But most Sub-Saharan countries, Kenya included, has associated liberalisation with failure and unsustainable food markets though agriculture is the mainstay of the econo...

Effects Of Varietal Differences, Plant Spacing And Weeding Regimes On Weed Density And Yields Of Upland Rice In Uganda

ABSTRACT Rice is relatively new to Uganda, yet consumption is outstripping production; and with a growing population, demand is likely to increase. NERICA (New Rice for Africa) rice – with high yields and ability to withstand dry conditions is being planted in most part of the country. However, weed infestation is becoming one of the biggest hindrances affecting rice production. The objective of the current work was therefore to investigate the effects of varietal differences, plant s...

Assessment Of Tue Contribution Of Cultural Tourism To,Vards Income Generation. Case Study Central Uganda

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to know the contribution of cultural tourism towards incomegeneration central Uganda. The researcher used the following objectives of research on hissearch for relevant information. To assess the different cultural tourist attractions in centralUganda; to identify the categories of tourists or visitors who visit these cultural sites; to assessthe income generating capacity of these cultural sites; and finally to assess the contribution ofcultural tourism...

Analysis Of Vertical And Horizontal Integration As Determinants Of Market Channel Choice Among Smallholder Dairy Farmers In Lower Central Kenya

Dairy farming is a significant economic activity in Kenya as it accounts for four percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and fourteen percent of total value of agricultural output. Market-oriented smallholder dairy farms in the country tend to be concentrated close to urban centres because the effects of market forces over-ride many production factors. Urbanization creates competition for alternative land uses thus leading to land fragmentation which ...

Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda

Agriculture in Rwanda is today characterized by low agricultural productivity due to soil fertility decline. This is mainly attributed to the mining of nutrients due to continuous cropping without adequate external addition of inputs. The adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) technologies such as the combination of organic manure and mineral fertilizers is being taken as one of solutions to this situation. A study was therefore, conducted to investigate the effects of f...

The Use Of Mbagatffi River For Recreational Activities And Its Impacts On Nairobi National Park

Table of ContentsTable of Contents ................................................................................................................ iiDECLARATION ................................................................................................................. vAPPROVAL ....................................................................................................................... viDEDICATION .................................................................................

The Impact Of Environmental Degradation On Tourism Resources. A Case Study Of Mt.Elgon National Park

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted in Mt. Elgon National park in eastern Uganda in Mbale district, with the main purpose of investigating the impact of enviromnental degradation on tourism resources. The study aimed at achieving the following objectives To identify the tourism resources at Mt. Elgon National Park. To identify the enviromnentally degraded resources in Mt. Elgon National Park. To find out the impacts of enviromnental degradation in Mt. Elgon National ...

Evaluation Of Row Spacing And Mulching On Weed Control, Growth And Yield Of Green Pepper In Busia County, Kenya

ABSTRACTGreen pepper (Capsicum annuum) is one of the most important and remunerative vegetable crops. Row spacing and mulching are important factors that influence water use, weed suppression, growth, quality, and yield of vegetables. Due to increased pressure on land, climate change and increased demand for vegetables, there is need for deployment of optimal agronomical practices that will ensure enough food production. This study was undertaken to determine the optimum spacing and mulching ...

Structure, Conduct And Performance Of Soybean Marketing In Embu, Tharaka Nithi And Meru Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACTSoybean has the potential of contributing significantly to Kenya’s national objective of enhancing food security. The demand of soybean has increased from roughly 150,000MT in 2008 to 220,000MT in 2011, while supply is roughly between 50,000MT to 120,000MT. Many efforts have been put in place by the government to increase on the production and productivity of soybean. However, soybean farmers are faced with the difficulty in accessing the market, while on the other hand traders are ...

Effects Of Integrated Soil Fertility Management And Tied-Ridging On Maize-Soybean Yields And Selected Soil Properties In Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTConstraints to soil productivity include reduction in soil fertility and lack of adequate soil water conservation techniques due to erratic rainfall in central highlands of Kenya. This study evaluated effects of combining integrated soil fertility management options and tied-ridging on maize-soybean yields and selected soil properties during short rains in 2014 and long rains in 2015 seasons. The study was carried out in Kigogo primary school in Tharaka- Nithi County. The experimental...


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