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Resilience of Organic versus Conventional Farming Systems in Tropical Africa: The Kenyan Experience

Muriuki, Anne; Musyoka, Martha; Fließbach, Andreas and Forster, Dionys (2012) Resilience of Organic versus Conventional Farming Systems in Tropical Africa: The Kenyan Experience. In: Tielkes, E. (Ed.) Tropentag 2012 - Resilience of agricultural systems against crises - Book of abstracts, CUVILLIER VERLAG, Göttingen, Germany, p. 180.

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Summary

In Kenya, agriculture is largely carried out by smallholder farmers, in a mixed farming noncommercialised setting where application of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides is minimal.
Agricultural production is low and constrained by declining soil fertility, pest and diseases and increasingly unpredictable weather due to global warming. This calls for more resilient farming systems.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Baby corn, conventional, grain, maize, organic, stover, Afrika, Kenya, organic farming, climate change, Bodenwissenschaften, Systemvergleich
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Crop husbandry
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Africa
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Kenya
Related Links:http://www.tropentag.de/
Deposited By: Fliessbach, Dr. Andreas
ID Code:21835
Deposited On:21 Nov 2012 13:30
Last Modified:22 Nov 2012 12:12
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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