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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Farmers'identification of erosion indicators and related erosion damage in the Central Highlands of Kenya

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OKOBA B.O. ; STERK G. ;

Abstract

The aims of this study were to identify erosion indicators based on the farmers'knowledge and assess relevance of these indicators in estimating soil erosion damage. Household, community and key informant surveys were carried out in an agriculturally high potential smallholder farming system in Central highlands of Kenya. Survey data were assessed based on consensus views, percentage frequency and descriptive statistics. Eleven erosion indicators were identified and described in local language, and their causes outlined, which closely agreed with scientific knowledge. Current and past erosion indicators were distinguished by the duration of rainfall event(s)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 65, no3 [pp. 292-301]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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