Issues on irrigated farming in Kenya

Migot-Adholla, S.E. and Ruigu, G.M. (1989) Issues on irrigated farming in Kenya. Documentation. ., Nairobi, Kenya.

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Kenya is short of good agricultural land. Based on rainfall patterns 9.3% of Kenya's land is classified as high potential (zone 2) and a further 9.3 per cent as medium potential (zone 3). Out of a total land area of 5.6 million hectares, however, only about 7 per cent can be described as good agricultural land in the sense of having adequate and reliable rainfall, good soils and not steeply sloping. Another U to 5% of the land is otherwise suitable for crops but is subject to periodic drought. About 3.3$ of the land is currently forested, mostly in the high and medium potential zones. The productive activity on much of the remaining land is restricted to livestock grazing with varying degrees of intensity, tourism and wildlife preservation

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenya, RP7009
Subjects: Plant Production > Farming Systems
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 10:42
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 10:42

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