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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Rainfall variability in Murang'a District, Kenya : meteorological data and farmers'perception

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OVUKA M. ; LINDQVIST S. ;

Abstract

This study examines meteorological data and farmer's perception of rainfall in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Rainfall data from 5 meteorological stations during the period from 1947 to 1996 were analysed on an annual and a monthly basis. Analysing annual precipitation and rain periods gave no clear trends over the study period. Results from analysing the growing seasons for maize, the main annual crop, and periods during which maize plants are sensitive to drought showed decreasing trends in rainfall amounts for the study period. The farmers think rainfall has decreased over the last 40 years

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 82, no1 [pp. 107-119]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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