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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1998
    Kenya

    In order to make ends meet, many poor urban households in sub-Saharan Africa fall back on farming activities, either within the city boundaries or in the rural areas from which they come. The central question raised in this article is whether access to farmland influences a household's food situation. The findings come from a study on urban agriculture in Korogocho, one of two slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya, where a survey was conducted in 1994.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 1998
    Kenya

    The influence of soil, climate, and land use on soil water balance was investigated in 3
    agroclimatic zones within the Upper Ewaso Ng'iro Basin. Water balance was quantified
    for various land uses and management systems in each zone. These were natural forest (NF),
    grazing land (GL) and potato cropland (PC) on a mollic Andosol at Karuri; conventional
    tillage (CT), mulch tillage (MT), overgrazing (OG) and controlled grazing (CG) on a ferric
    Luvisol at Kalalu; and perennial grass (PO), enclosed perennial grass (PE), bare ground

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1998
    Kenya

    In Kenya and the sub-Saharan Africa generally, there have been little systematic discussions
    on the post-colonial struggles over control and ownership of land. Studies ignore that the "land
    question" is not about production alone and consequently have failed to assess its wider
    consequences on the society. This raises the question, "what is the current socio-political
    dimension to the land question and what is the consequence of their interplay with other
    changes underway in the country?"

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1998
    Kenya

    A study on factors affecting honey production and indigenous knowledge of the Kibwezi Communities
    in honey production was conducted using formal and informal interviews by questionnaires between January and
    Sepicmber, 199). Honey plants were determined using pollen analysis, field observation and indigenous
    knowledge. Botanical composition of trees and shrubs in unsettled University of Nairobi site and adjacent settled
    area was determined and data ana lysed for density: frequency: diversity. similarity and dissimilarity indices.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1998
    Rwanda, Liberia, Chad, Western Africa, Central America, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Caribbean

    What is the legacy of armed conflict on the roles and experiences of women in Africa? This collection of reports, testimonies and analyses portrays the diverse experiences of women all over Africa who have lived through civil wars, apartheid, genocide and gendered political violence such as rape. Contributions include discussions of violence against women in Rwanda, Chad and Liberia; the involvement of and impact on women of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and the increase in violence against women caused by the proliferation of SALW.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 1998
    Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

    In Kenya and the sub-Saharan Africa generally, there have been little systematic discussions on the post-colonial struggles over control and ownership of land. Studies ignore that the "land question" is not about production alone and consequently have failed to assess its wider consequences on the society.

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