The effects of food aid on food security in Kenya

The objective of the research was to thematically investigate the effects that food aid has on food security in Kenya. Research methodology utilised in this study was descriptive study, which was useful in analyzing the large quantity of data collected over a long period of time (years 2006 -2012) by WFP, NDMA and KFSSG. Descriptive study was helpful in analyzing the events and trends that influence food insecurity in Kenya and the conditions that guide food aid distribution in the country.

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.

Nutrient And Antinutrient Content In Leaves Of Selected Coastal Kenya Cassava Varieties As Affected By Maturity Stage, Leafage And Preparation Method

In Kenya, different cassava varieties have been bred for high root yields and low cyanide content, and plant drought and disease resistance for improved food security. However, despite the high protein, vitamin and mineral contents of cassava leaves, limited information exists on utilization and the level of the nutrients and anti-nutrients in the leaves of different cassava varieties’ at different plant maturity stages and leafages.

Determinants for the growth of ranches in Athi River district, Machakos county, Kenya

The challenge of food security, unemployment in the society has been brought about by inadequate growth in the ranches. This sub sector in the agriculture sector contributes greatest percentage of GDP. This effect has brought up high poverty levels, food insecurity and poor living standards. Patterns of most of the land in Athi River have changed from principally ranching to building of residential estates, setting up industries and agro-ranching production. This trend has in most cases adversely affected livestock production and the production capacity of the land.

The Impact of sugarcane farming on household food security in Belgut Division

Agricultural sector plays an important role in the economy of Kenya. This sector has been developed with the aims of attaining economic growth, assuring equity in such growth and stability of farm incomes as well as a wider participation by small scale farmers and large scale farmers in cash crop production and meeting the country' s domestic food requirements. The most important cash crops in the study area are coffee, tea, sugarcane and occasionally maize.

Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS) Based Solar Cells: Effect Of CIS Preparation Conditions And Thickness On Performance

The effect of CulnSe, thin film preparation conditions and thickness on CuInSe2 based solar cells has been investigated. Prior to CuInSe2 thin films and device fabrication, metallic Cu and In resistivity changes with deposition conditions were studied. The CuInSe2 thin films were fabricated by two stage process which involved DC sputtering of metallic CuIn bilayers followed by reaction of the bilayers in H2Se gas in a chemical vapor deposition reactor. Metallic Cu and In films resistivities depend on vacuum deposition conditions as well as their thicknesses.

An Economic Analysis Of The Small-scale Coffee-banana Holdings In Moshi Rural. District, Tanzania

This study was undertaken with the major objectives of assessing resource availability and resource use by small-scale farmers in Moshi rural district of Tanzania, with the view to identifying the critical constraints leading to low farm incomes in the area. In this respect, an attempt was made to find out whether the available resources could be re-allocated between alternative uses in order to maximize total farm gross margins. A sample of 46 farms were surveyed from four villages in the district. The data were summarized and agregated to fnrm a representative farm model for the area.

Planning for rural energy with a special reference to Kikuyu Division

The importance of the traditional sources of energy, foremost among them woodfuel and the serious consequencies of Its shortage terms of supply and demand has made it necessary to assess the woodfuel situation in many parts of the world. Until recently, our National Development plans were not based on a conscious energy policy. The 1970's brought into focus a general realization that the era of cheap energy was over and that all economies had to adopt to high energy prices. This created the awareness and termination to explore the traditional energy policy.

Amendment of Tephrosia Improved Fallows with Inorganic Fertilizers Improves Soil Chemical Properties, N Uptake, and Maize Yield in Malawi

Maize production in Malawi is limited mainly by low soil N and P. Improved fallows of N-fixing legumes such as Tephrosia and Sesbania offer options for improving soil fertility particularly N supply. The interactions of Tephrosia fallows and inorganic fertilizers on soil properties, N uptake, and maize yields were evaluated at Chitedze Research Station in Malawi. The results indicated that the level of organic matter and pH increased in all the treatments except for the control. Total N remained almost unchanged while available P decreased in all plots amended with T.

Effects Of Organic Biomasses On Compost Quality, Soil Health And Maize Perfomance

A study was conducted in Buyangu and Ivakale villages, Kakamega over three seasons from March 2010 to August 2011 to evaluate the potential of six locally available organic biomass sources namely; cow manure, maize stover, Tithonia diversifolia, sugarcane straw, bagasse and filtermud for compost production and effect on soil quality, soil fauna diversity and on maize yields. There was a total of eight treatments namely six composts made from the organic biomass, a fertilizer treatment and a no-input control; replicated four times in randomized complete block design.

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