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Assessing climate induced risks to rainfed crop production in arid and semi arid Kenya : a case study of the lower Tana basin

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dc.contributor.author Ketiem, P.K.
dc.contributor.author Makenzi, P.M.
dc.contributor.author Omondi, P.A.
dc.contributor.author Maranga, E.K.
dc.contributor.author Okoti, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-10T14:15:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-10T14:15:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53421
dc.description.abstract Historical rainfall patterns with direct relevance to rainfed crop production are monitored for the lower Tana basin of Kenya to assess risks to crop production. Long term daily rainfall from six weather stations and key crop yields are analysed. Approximately 70 percent of this area receives mean rainfall of below 500 mm, posing a strong risk to rainfed crop production. Cassava and mangoes production are exceptionally resilient to changing climate. Farmers should maximize production opportunities of climate resilient crops, while the government creates appropriate policies to address marketing and value addition. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject KENYA--TANA BASIN en
dc.subject SEMIARID ZONE en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject HYDROLOGY en
dc.subject CLIMATOLOGY en
dc.subject CASSAVA en
dc.subject CROP DIVERSIFICATION en
dc.subject RAINFED FARMING en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION en
dc.subject RESILIENCE en
dc.subject METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS en
dc.subject MANGOES en
dc.title Assessing climate induced risks to rainfed crop production in arid and semi arid Kenya : a case study of the lower Tana basin en
dc.type Journal Article en
idrc.project.number 106664
idrc.project.componentnumber 106664001
idrc.project.title Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change in Arid and Semiarid Kenya en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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