Articles in Magazines ans Radio

Articles in magazines (human stories) and on radio

Farmers field days

Fatuma Omari, Emerita Njiru, Daniel Mutisya, Mary Karoki, Cheran Ariithi, Raymond Mokua and Charles Magondu.Promoting grain amaranth production and utilization technologies in lower eastern: Mbuvo ASAL APRP Field day in Mbuvo, Kathonzweni, Makueni County, January, 2014..

John Ayembaand Rachael Kisilu (KALRO-Katumani) Reviewed by Rahab Muinga, Knowledge and Information (KALRO-HQ).

John Ayemba and Rachael Kisilu (KALRO-Katumani). Reviewed by Rahab Muinga, Knowledge and Information (KALRO-HQ). The Arid and ... ASAL-APRP reviews its activities with farmers' groups and partners ...

KALRO scientists work with Farmers to select crop varietiessuitable for ...

KALRO/ASAL APRP Project in collaboration with MoAL&F showcase.

Kamene Kisilu and Luvai Mutisya, Photograph by Atabachi Ayemba.KALRO-Katumani improving sorghum productivity in arid and semi-arid lands.

Rachael Kisilu (Pictures by John Ayemba) KALRO-Katumani. Matching promising crop varieties to suitable agro ecological and socioeconomic contexts should ... The ASAL-APRP implementation committee reviews Project progress ...

Rachael Kisilu and John Ayemba (KALRO-Katumani) (Reviewed by Rahab Muinga, Knowledge and Information (KALRO-HQ)). KALRO/ASAL APRP Project in collaboration with MoAL&F showcase dry land crop technologies for increased food productivity in Kitui County.

Rachael Kisilu and John Ayemba(KALRO-Katumani) Reviewed by Rahab Muinga, Knowledge and Information (KALRO-HQ). KALRO-Katumani

Agricultural shows

Rachael Kisilu, Miriam Mutua, Eduardo Kilonzo, Cherani Ariithi and Malo Nzioka (Photos by Atabachi Ayemba) KALRO-Katumani.KALRO-Katumani excels at the Machakos southestern ASK show.

Conferences and exhibitions

Rachael Kisilu and John Ayemba (KALRO-Katumani) (Reviewed by Rahab Muinga, Knowledge and Information (KALRO-HQ)). Katumani wins awards at ASAL-APRP End of Project Conference.

Radio broadcast

Jolly Kabirizi, Donald Njarui, Suleiman Kaganda and Jean Nizigama 2011. How ASARECA crop-livestock innovations are boosting food security and income in Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda The Agriforum. Showcasing Agricultural Innovation pp 1, 4-5.

Njarui D.M.G. (2003) Legume Research Network project Newsletter. Issue No. 10. December 2003. Enhancing livestock feed supply and maize production by integrating selected forage legumes in semi-arid region of eastern Kenya. pp.11-18

Njarui D.M.G. and Wandera, F.P. (2000). Legume Research Network project Newsletter. Issue N.o 3. June 2000. Evaluation of mucuna and lablab as supplementary feed resources for KDPG in semi-arid region of eastern Kenya. pp. 8-9.

Njarui, D.M.G. and Wandera, F.P. (2005). Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Newsletter Volume 21, No 1. March 2005. Effect of cutting frequency of five selected herbaceous legumes and five grasses in semi-arid tropical Kenya. p. 9.

Rachael Kisilu, Justus Kavoi and John Ayemba. A radio advert made in Kikamba to reach wider audience in the lower eastern Kenya. I greet you and welcome you to our today’s presentation on our farming segment, which presents benefits and wealth in farming. Today I am with an expert in agricultural research from KALRO who will explain to us how they collaborate with farmers in their farming. My name is Peter wa Tatuu. Welcome to our programme and explain to us how KALRO works. Welcome! My Name is Rachael Kisilu. I work with agricultural research organization called KALRO. I am based at KALRO-Katumani where we research on appropriate seed technologies which farmers are supposed to plant especially in arid and semi-arid lands. In KALRO-Katumani, I am involved in research on varieties like sorghum, maize, cowpea and greengram, and especially on sorghum and in KALRO-Katumani we have been funded by the project called ASAL-APRP which has been funding us to help develop the appropriate dryland farming technologies. The project is promoting dryland farming and encouraging farmers to grow drought-tolerant crops because the rainfall patterns have changed and the amounts have reduced. We encourage farmers to grown the crops that were grown in old days in line with the available rainfall amount. KALRO stands for the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation comprising of 16 research institutes, one of which is AMRI (Agricultural Mechanisation Research Institute) based at Katumani, Machakos. AMRI is charged with the responsibility of developing machines that may make farming activities easy, especially for large scale productivity. Such include machines that would reduce labour during land preparation, weeding, harvesting and processing for value addition. KALRO-Katumani has enough stocks of seed of improved crop varieties and recommended agronomic practices suited for the ASALs. KALRO uses various ways to disseminate available technologies to its clients. Among the methods used are field days, farm demonstrations and agricultural shows. We encourage farmers to visit and get advice on the available agricultural mechanization technologies suited for their farming environments for improved farm productivity.