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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1993
    Kenya

    The Kenya Government has over a number of years pursued policies geared towards the promotion of secondary towns. Included in this strategy is the achievement of an orderly and coordinated urban land development. However, experience from these towns indicates that, planned land development has encountered a lot of bottlenecks particularly in relation to the institution of private ownership of land. This paper traces the land tenure systems that have existed in the Kenya’s secondary towns.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1993
    Malawi, Africa, Southern Africa
  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The Borana plateau of southern Ethiopia: synthesis of pastoral research, development and change, 1980-91 summarises results from work conducted by 40 people in the southern Ethiopian rangelands between 1980 and 1991. The first chapter reviews rangelands and rangeland development in Ethiopia. The second chapter is an introduction to the Borana plateau: natural resources and pastoral society. The next three chapters deals with vegetation dynamics and resoruce use, Borana household economy, and livestock husbandry and production.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Fourty eight mature Ethiopian Menz ewes were used to investigate the effect on nutrition on oestrous and ovarian activity in tropical sheeA control group was fed on hay alone and a high nutrition group received an additional 400g per ewe per d of a concentrate feed providing 263 g crude protein/kg dry matter and 10.5 MJ metabolisable energy/kg dry matter. Half the ewes in each group interacted with harnessed vasectomized rams to detect oestrous, which was also verfied by weekly plasma progesterone assays. Ram presence did not depress feed intake or liveweight gain.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Vertisols and soils with vertic properties are an important soil group in the Ethiopian highlands. Poor drainage, soil, water and nutrient erosion are the most serious problems on highland Vertisols. Due to their high moisture- storage capacity, they have high production potential and this potential remains underutilised because of the difficulty of managing these soils. This paper summarises available information on chemical properties, N, P and mineralogy.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    This chapter reviews relevant Vertisol properties, experimental results and the overall experience of the project on this subject. There are several types of drainage problems in Vertisols whose magnitude may vary from site to site. Drainage improvement is discussed in relation with camber beds, broadbeds and furrows, field depressions, perched watertable, open ditches, height of beds, soil erosion and supplemental irrigation. The need for water shed development projects is also examined.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Some of the papers in this report deals with nutrient management; land, soil and water management; grain, fodder and residue management; and technology validation and transfer. The other papers looks into development of coordinated research efforts; distribution and importance of Ethiopian vertisols and locations of study sites; a survey of the farming systems of Vertisol areas of the Ethiopian highlands, and modifying the management of vertisols. The report ends with a discussion on retrospect and prospects of the Joint Project on Vertisols management.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1993
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Using a linear programming model based on data from smallholdings in the Ethiopian highlands, this paper evaluates the farm level economic efficiency of cow traction and the traditional oxen-pair. Cow traction farm technology has the potential for increasing the net income of farmers at the existing levels of farmers' resources.

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