Makueni District, Kenya
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About the study
The Kenya study investigated long-term change in the semi-arid area of Makueni District, with particular emphasis on the last ten years. Makueni District formerly was part of Machakos District, which was the subject of the study by Mary Tiffen, Michael Mortimore and Francis Gichuki and the resulting book More people, less erosion (John Wiley, 1994). The aim of the study was to derive policy lessons to facilitate investment by small-scale farmers. Led by Dr Francis Gichuki (University of Nairobi), the Kenya team included Dr Abdou Fall (International Trypanotolerance Centre), Professor Stephen Mbogoh, Dr Charles Nzioka and Professor J.P. Mbuvi (all of University of Nairobi), and John Nelson (Associate, Drylands Research).
The results are published in Drylands Research Working Papers 1-11: Kenya Series.
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