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Agricultural Biodiversity in Smallholder Farms of East Africa
Fidelis Kaihura and Michael Stocking
ISBN: 92-808-1088-X
September 2003
  304 pages
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    This book documents how the smallholder farmers of East Africa - in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - are playing their part in the global agenda for the conservation, sustainable use and the equitable sharing of the benefits of biodiversity. [READ MORE...]

    Fidelis Kaihura is Senior Agricultural Research Officer in Natural Resources Management at Lake Zone Agricultural Research and Development Institute at Ukiriguru, Mwanza, Tanzania. Michael Stocking is Professor of Natural Resource Development and Dean of the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

    PART I:

  • Introduction to Agricultural Biodiversity in East Africa
  • Agricultural Biodiversity in East Africa - Introduction and Acknowledgements
  • Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Systems
  • Agro-Biodiversity Potential of Small-holder Farms in a Dissected Highland Plateau of Western Uganda
  • Typical Biodiversity in Home Gardens of Nduuri Location, Runyenjes, Embu, Kenya

    PART II:
  • Components of Agricultural Biodiversity Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Rainfall in Arumeru District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
  • The Botanical Knowledge of Different Age Groups of the Nduuri Farming Community, Embu, Kenya
  • Diversity of Vegetables and Fruits and their Utilisation among the Nduuri Community of Embu, Kenya
  • The Effect Of Fig Trees (Ficus Sycomorus) on Soil Quality and Coffee Yield: An Investigation into a Traditional Conservation Practice in Embu District, Kenya
  • The Role of Livestock in Soil Fertility and Biodiversity Change in Nduuri Embu, Kenya
  • Household Diversity of Small-Holder farms of Nduuri, Embu, Kenya
  • Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Agrobiodiversity and the Livelihoods of Small-Scale Farmers of Arumeru, Tanzania
  • Agro-diversity of Banana (Musa Spp) Production in Bushwere, Mbarara district, Uganda
  • Changes in Land Use and its Impact on Agricultural Biodiversity in Arumeru, Tanzania

  • Farmers' Perspectives Introduction to Part III Participatory Technology Development and Dissemination: A Methodology to Capture the Farmers' Perspective
  • Experimenting with Agro-biodiversity Conservation Technologies: My Experiences with Setaria Grass in a Banana Plantation in Uganda
  • The Shared Activities of PLEC Farmers in Arumeru, Tanzania
  • My Experience as a Farmer with the KARI PLEC Team
  • Agrobiodiversity Conservation for the Promotion of Apiculture and Household Welfare in Uganda Farmers' Evaluation of Soil Management
  • Practices used in Mbarara District, South Western Uganda

    PART IV:
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Technical and Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Management of Agricultural Biodiversity: Recommendations for Tanzania with Contributions from Meeting Participants
  • Developing Policy and Technical Recommendations for the Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity in Uganda


  • Michael Stocking
  • Fidelis B.S. Kaihura
  • Liang Luohui
  • Joy K. Tumuhairwe
  • Charles Nkwiine
  • John N.N Kang’ara
  • Kajuju Kaburu
  • Charles M. Rimui
  • Robert M.L Kingamkono
  • Ezekiah H Ngoroi
  • Seth Amboga
  • Kaburu M'Ribu
  • Barrack Okoba
  • Julius M. Muturi
  • Francis K. Ngugi
  • Immaculate Mwangi
  • Essau E Mwalukasa
  • Edina Kahembe
  • Chris Gumisiriza
  • Francis K. Tumuhairwe
  • Jerry A. Ngailo
  • Freddy P. Baijukya
  • Barnabas J. Kiwambo
  • Frank Muhwezi
  • Freda P. Kipuyo
  • Gidiel L. Loivoi
  • Kisyoki Sambweti
  • Bernard Njeru Njiru
  • Fred Tuhimbisibwe
  • Jovia M. Nuwagaba
  • Manzi N. Mangheni
  • Deusdedit M. Rugangira
  • John B. Kawangolo

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