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Cover for Seed potato certification in Kenya: prospects, achievements and constraints.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a crop of major economic importance worldwide and is considered the second most important food crop after maize in Kenya. National potato production ranges from 4.4 to 15 t/ha with an average of about 7 t/ha although yields of 40 t/ha are attainable under research...

Author(s)
Kimani, E.; Ngundo, G.; Macharia, I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indirect and external costs of pesticide use in the vegetable sub-sector in Kenya.

This chapter discusses the externalities of pesticide use in vegetable production in Kenya. Through secondary data analysis, individual farmer interviews, pesticide residue analysis, expert interviews and workshops, the health and environmental costs of farmerś pesticide use are estimated. The...

Author(s)
Macharia, I.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter