Combining Abilities For Grain Yield And Grey Leaf Spot Resistance In Maize

Maize is a very important staple crop which helps to avert hunger and famine in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the current maize production does not meet the current consumption given the increased global population. The grey leaf spot disease (GLS) threatens maize production. A full diallel among seven inbred lines was made to identify maize lines with superior grain yield and high GLS resistance.

Influence Of Food Aid And Food Security On Health Of Mothers And Children Among Pastoralist Communities In Samburu East District, Kenya

The influence of food aid and food security intervention on the health of mothers and children under the ages of 5 years were assessed in the project. Little is known about the effect of food aid on mothers’ and child’s health outcomes. In Kenya drought has led to reduction in crop production, rangeland and forest productivity; reduced water levels; increased fire hazard; increased livestock and wildlife death rates and damage to wildlife.

Effect of food supplementation on nutritional and morbidity status of hiv infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy

Clinical studies to evaluate the role of supplementary foods or nutrition therapy in reversing malnutrition and its impact on health and survival have not been done in Human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals living in resource poor settings. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of food supplementation on nutritional status and morbidity experience of malnourished human immunodeficiency virus infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy.

Incorporation of cassava flour into some Kenyan traditional foods

A commercial cassava flour was composited with flours from wheat, maize, and sorghum and fingermillet at between 0–50%. The composite flours were used to prepare three Kenyan traditional foods, mandazi, ugali and uji, respectively. The acceptability of these foods to Kenyans was evaluated by taste panel procedures. Up to 50% cassava flour could be incorporated into mandazi and ujis without appreciably changing their acceptability, but much lower levels were tolerable in ugali.

Maize lethal necrosis disease: a real threat to food security in the Eastern and central Africa region

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease is “a looming threat unlike anything farmers have ever faced before”i especially in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) region where maize is an important staple and food security crop. About 90% of the regional population depends on maize for food, labor and income. Maize production in the region is constrained by both biotic and environmental factors. The abiotic factors include drought, low use of farm inputs especially fertilizers, low soil fertility, low rates of adoption of new technologies and in-appropriate agronomic practices.

Food policy analysis for Kenya

This study analyses Kenya's food policy during 1961-83 in the context of quantity and nutritional availability and shifts in exchange entitlements on people's access to food supplies. The effects of marketing and pricing policies on food system are analyzed and the future food supplies and requirements are projected. Mainly secondary data is used but some primary data was collected in Karatina, Gakindu, Tala and Kikima areas.

Possibility of incorporating potato flour into three traditional Kenyan food

Potato flour was blended with commercial, sifted maize meal at 10, 20, 30 and 40070 levels of substitution based on flour weight, and used to prepare ugali (stiff porridge) and uji (thin porridge). Also, potato flour equivalent to 30, 40 and 50% of fresh potatoes by weight was used in the preparation of irio (a mashed mixture of cooked whole maize grains, beans, potatoes and vegetables).

The relationship between income and food Consumption patterns in urban Nakuru

This thesis reports on a study carried out in Nakuru Municipality to determine the relationship between income status and food consumption patterns of its Indigenous Africans. Residents from three different income groups, i .e. high, mid, and low were interviewed using a structured questionniare, to determine their food consumption as well as their income status. Food consumption patterns were defined in terms of consumption frequency, expenditure, and the quantity consumed of selected food items. The consumption of two nutrients was also looked into.

Possibility of incorporating potato flour into three traditional Kenyan food

Potato flour was blended with commercial, sifted maize meal at 10, 20, 30 and 40070 levels of substitution based on flour weight, and used to prepare ugali (stiff porridge) and uji (thin porridge). Also, potato flour equivalent to 30, 40 and 50% of fresh potatoes by weight was used in the preparation of irio (a mashed mixture of cooked whole maize grains, beans, potatoes and vegetables).

Impact of land use and cover change on soil quality And pasture productivity in semi-arid rangelands: the Case of Nakasongola district, Uganda

The impact of land use and cover change on soil quality and pasture production was investigated in the rangelands of Nakasongola District, Uganda. Landsat (TM) images of 1986 and 1990 and Landsat (ETM+) of 2000 and 2004 for Nakasongola District were used to determine the extent and patterns of land use and cover change using the Integrated Land and Water Information Systems (ILWIS) 3.6 software.

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