Kenya - Murang'a

Site Description

Locations

Central Province of Kenya (North of Nairobi), surrounded by Mt Kenya at North, Aberdares at West, Machakos Hills at South, Muranga town at East.

  • Mean topography = 1300m, toposequence trend raising from 1000m to 2800m  following a E-W line, very hilly with deep slopes.
  • Field size : 400m² à 5000m² with edges.
  • Inherent climate : wet tropical/temperate (20°C (10°-32°C), 1200-1600mm, 2 rainy seasons)
  • Soil = rich volcanic loam
  • Natural Drainage, semi-organic practices
  • Tropical crops, essentially perennial (banana, fruits, coffee, tea + woodlots), in association with local livelihood food-crops (maize & beans).
  • Tropical crops, essentially perennial (banana, fruits, coffee, tea + woodlots), in association with local livelihood food-crops (maize & beans)
  • Field size <  1 ha
  • Agrofororestry and other crops in association


 

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© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)