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Cover for In focus 2: tourism in Africa: is overtourism evident?

Examples are presented of popular destinations and sites in Africa, particularly in Kenya, where tourism is discernibly affecting quality of life and environmental sustainability. The solution to sustainable tourism in Africa is explored.

Author(s)
Kepher-Gona, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399823)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Empowering smallholder farmers with profitable and sustainable farming using conservation agriculture: the case of East Africa.

This chapter presents the case for empowering smallholder farmers in East Africa (EA) to increase and sustain agricultural productivity, developing the resilience of agricultural systems to adverse weather events and climate change, and simultaneously to combat degradation of the natural resources...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Lugandu, S.; Kuria, P.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Extending conservation agriculture benefits through innovation platforms.

The focus of this chapter is on institutions, through the analysis of agricultural innovation platforms (AIP) as a valuable entry point in conservation agriculture for natural resource management (NRM) at farm level. The rationale is that AIP is a viable approach to multifunctional smallholder...

Author(s)
Misiko, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of the economic and poverty impacts of biological control of cereal stemborers in Kenya using the economic surplus modelling approach.

Author(s)
Midingoyi, S.; Hippolyte, A.; Ibrahim, M.; Muriithi, B.; Ong'amo, G.; Bruno, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
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Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Kenya.

This chapter describes the agricultural systems of Kenya, including the agroecological zones (AEZ), and soil fertility management. The chapter then provides a diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies in the region. Further, the chapter presents information on optimizing fertilizer use and fertilizer use...

Author(s)
Kibunja, C. N.; Ndungu-Magiroi, K. W.; Wamae, D. K.; Mwangi, T. J.; Nafuma, L.; Koech, M. N.; Ademba, J.; Kitonyo, E. M.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regreening Kibera: how urban agriculture changed the physical and social environment of a large slum in Kenya.

Over the last 10 years, patches of green have started to reappear throughout Kenya's Kibera slum, as community members have started small urban farms or gardens near many of the houses. Most recently, thousands of residents have begun sack gardening. This chapter considers the effects of this...

Author(s)
Gallaher, C. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Population dynamics of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Plutella xylostella</i> (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its Parasitoids along altitudinal gradients of the eastern afromontane.

Author(s)
Ngowi, B. V.; Tonnang, H. E. Z.; Khamis, F.; Mwangi, E. M.; Nyambo, B.; Ndegwa, P. N.; Subramanian, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Diversity of edible saturniids (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) and their parasitoids in Kenya.

Author(s)
Subramanian, S.; Tanga, C. M.; Kusia, E.; Cerretti, P.; Khamis, F.; Copeland, R. S.; Borgemeister, C.; Ekesi, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Economic impact of biological control of mango-infesting fruit flies: a case study of Kenya.

Author(s)
Muriithi, B. W.; Mohamed, S. A.; Sunday, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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