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Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa
(De Gruyter, 2016-05)
: There is growing interest in carbon stocks and flows in seagrass ecosystems, but recent global reviews suggest a paucity of studies from Africa. This paper reviews work on seagrass productivity, biomass and sediment ...
Food algae for Lesser Flamingos: a stocktaking
Lesser Flamingo, the flagship species of saline wetlands of Africa and India, is a specialised feeder subsisting on microscopic cyanobacteria and algae. To establish the relationship between flamingo occurrence and food ...
Carbon in the Coastal Seascape: How Interactions Between Mangrove Forests, Seagrass Meadows and Tidal Marshes Influence Carbon Storage
Purpose of Review We use the ‘seascape’ concept to explore how interactions between mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass influence the storage of carbon in these ecosystems. Mangrove forests, with the other two ...
Determination of Potassium Levels in Intensive Subsistence Agricultural Soils in Nyamira County, Kenya
Assessment of potassium levels in agricultural soils of Nyamira County, Kenya was necessitated by the observed progressive drops in maize acreage yields over the years despite use of phosphorus and nitrogenous fertilizers. ...
Mixed model analysis using R.
(World Agroforestry Centre, 2009)
Analysis of Fish Fillet Drying Rates under Three Solar Energy Drying Systems
A small Box type solar dryer with controllable air inlet was designed and tested. The dryer had a mild steel absorber plate and a polyvinyl chloride (pvc) transparent cover and could be adjusted to allow variation in airflow ...
Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya
Most smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Kenya have been experiencing a decrease in crop yields in the recent decades. Droughts and prolonged dry spells are common and water is becoming the main limiting factor ...
Evaluation of photoperiod and thermosensitive genic male sterile lines for hybrid rice seeds production in Kenya
Photo–thermo-sensitive genic male sterile (P(T)GMS) rice is a new hybrid rice technology that uses prolonged light length and high temperatures to induce sterility. This technology is being introduced in Kenya but such ...
Leveraging on germplasm acquisition for Arabica coffee improvement in Kenya
(Scienceweb Publishing, 2016-01)
The low genetic variability within Coffea arabica species is a major hindrance to its improvement. The emergence of new pathogen races, especially for the prevalent fungus Hemileia vastatrix ...
Factors Influencing Price Undercutting in The Insurance Sector in Nakuru County in Kenya
A number of insurance firms in Kenya have been facing several challenges. The competition has been stiff in the sector which has occasioned price undercutting. This has resulted in reduced revenue, mergers of insurance ...