Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) fruit pulp was analyzed for its chemical and nutritional content and the results compared with those of the same species from other parts of the world.
Forests and People
Efficient processing and utilisation of forest products, trade and taxation, and valuation of forest are key issues to support sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The group will synthesise latest research on these issues and identify specific new areas for scientific inquiry.
Kenya depends on fuel-wood for cooking and heating in most households. Over 80% of both rural and urban households in the country use fuel wood for cooking. These Prosopis plant species provide excellent fuel wood.
Particleboard and solid wood stakes were treated with either an isocyanate or phenol formaldehyde resin and exposed in soil beds comprising three different soil types and two moisture contents.
Melia volkensii commonly known as Mukau is an well known indigenous tree species in the plant family Meliaceae growing naturally in the semiarid zones of Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Kenya.Melia volkensii mechanical properties are compared with mahogany (Khaya species), teak (Tectona grandis)
This study was carried out using 15-year old Eucalyptus regnans F. Muell trees from three seedlots in a progeny trial in Norbethong, Victoria in Australia.
Wood energy provides 70% of Kenya’s national energy needs and it is expected to continue as the country’s main source of energy for the foreseeable future.
The aim of this study was to carry out nutrient content of Sclerocarya birrea (Amarula) fruits as one of the
Kenyan drylands indigenous fruits with a high potential. Mature fruit samples were collected from the field in
Kenya generates about 1.6 million tones of sugarcane bagasse which has enormous
potential for exploitation in modern commercial applications. Due to rising fossil
fuel prices, availability in large quantity and rapidly growing interest in bio-energy
Several Prosopis species and provenances were introduced in Kenya, either as a single event or repeatedly. To date, naturally established Prosopis populations are described as pure species depending on site, despite the aforementioned introduction of several species within some sites.
In partnership with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science, the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK) organizes the 1st Conference on Environment, Energy and Development (ICEED 2013) which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 7-8 August , 201
Turning Prosopis beans into valuable food and fodder: A note to inform aid agencies, rural health and nutrition advisors, agriculture and forestry extensionists, government departments, national and international NGOs, and research and development organizations.
A Policy brief calling companies in the food and animal feed industries, government departments, aid agencies, and research and development organizations to take on board knowledge about this source of ‘free’ food that will improve rural livelihoods and food security in famine-prone dry areas.
Presents major pests and diseases associated with Eucalyptus in Kenya
A guide book for extension workers and bamboo growers in Kenya
Booklet detailing facts on growing and use of Eucalyptus growing in Kenya