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Mobile apps are increasingly being used to answer development challenges around the world. The development opportunities that apps offer is wide-reaching but uptake of the technology varies. This article examines the ease of use and factors impacting user acceptance and behavior when interacting...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Ruffhead, H.; Rumsey, A.; Chege, F.; Lusweti, C.; Oronje, M.; Otieno, W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 2019, 20, 3, pp 237-253
Abstract

This article examines pest management practices recommended to smallholder farmers by extension agents, and the factors influencing the same. The study focused on plant health clinics, established under the Plantwise program, as primary providers of data. A diverse range of biotic and abiotic...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Otipa, M.; Oronje, M. L.; Chege, F.; Lingeera, E. K.; Lusenaka, E.; Okonjo, E. O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 2018, 9, 1, pp 15
Abstract

The papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a serious invasive pest affecting horticultural crops, was first reported in Kenya in 2016 at Kwale, Mombasa, and Kilifi Counties of the coastal region. A study was conducted to establish its...

Author(s)
Macharia, I.; Kimani, E.; Koome, F.; Kosiom, T.; Heya, H.; Otipa, M.; Oronje, M.
Publisher
South Carolina Entomological Society Inc, Clemson, USA
Citation
Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, 2017, 33, 1, pp 142-150
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Effective extension services are essential to provide farmers with skills and knowledge to manage pests and diseases. These services are provided by government agencies, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations as well as various actors in the private sector. Plantwise aims to...

Author(s)
Mugambi, I.; Williams, F.; Muthomi, J.; Chege, F.; Oronje, M.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 2016, 8, 11, pp 232-239
Abstract

Plant pests cause crop losses of 30-40%, contributing significantly to global food insecurity. The Plantwise program works alongside national agricultural extension services, who advise smallholder farmers on plant health issues and collect data on problems they face. In a 1-year pilot, Plantwise...

Author(s)
Wright, H. J.; Ochilo, W.; Pearson, A.; Finegold, C.; Oronje, M.; Wanjohi, J.; Kamau, R.; Holmes, T.; Rumsey, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 2016, 17, 1, pp 23-36
Abstract

Plantwise supports plant health in developing countries through a combination of 'plant clinics' providing plant health advice to farmers, strengthened collaboration between different plant health stakeholders, and the Knowledge Bank database. In addition to providing free open-access tools for...

Author(s)
Finegold, C.; Oronje, M.; Leach, M. C.; Karanja, T.; Chege, F.; Hobbs, S. L. A.
Publisher
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD), Raleigh, USA
Citation
Agricultural Information Worldwide, 2013, 6, pp 96-101
Abstract

Spider plant (Cleome gynandra L.) is an economically important African Indigenous LeafY Vegetable in Kenya. Lack of high quality seed has been identified as the most important bottleneck in its production. Pollination ecology, floral visitors, pollinator effectiveness and effects on seed quality...

Author(s)
Oronje, M. L.; Kraemer, M.; Hagen, M.; Gikungu, M.; Kasina, M.
Publisher
National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Heritage Management for Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the 3rd National Museums of Kenya Biennial Scientific Conference, Louise Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi, 7-9 November 2011, 2012, pp 14-25

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