Projects

Inventory of Kisii Completed Project activities









Research activity Scientists Programs Funding agency Start Date End dates   Anticipated Output Anticipated Outcome
Production of honey in Transmara: use of value chain approach to reduce transaction inefficiency Dr. Oscar Magenya Socio-economics & Applied Statistics  FORD Foundation 2,010 2014   efficient marketting
Evaluation of lime and phosphate fertilizers for maize production in acidic soils of Kisii region T. Mwangi et al Natural Resource Management KAPAP 2011 Jun-15 Promotion of best bet technologies for soil acidity and fertility improvement Reduced acidity  and improved soil fertility for increased maize yields 
Validating the effect of different methods of crop residue management and tillage practices on soil fertility and moisture conservation for increased maize yields A.W. Nzabi Natural Resource Management KAPAP 2011 2014 Best mothod of crop residue management in terms of soil moisture retention and fertility improved Best method of crop residue mangement for improved maize yield and best gross margins returns for different crop moisture management
Testing bean variaties for disease and beanfly resistance J. Kwach, Michael Maranga Food crops and plant health KAPAP 2011 2014 Increased bean yields Increased acreage under bean production
Adaptation and dissemination of the push-pull technology (ADOPT):a conservation agriculture approach for smallholder cereal-livestock production in drier areas to withstand climate change magenya etal. Animal/crop production  European Union 2,011 2014 Push-pull technology adaptation to dry weather conditions associated with climate change for cerael-livestock farming systems in target areas 50% increase in cereal-livestock production for small holder farmers
Integrated Land and Water Management in the Kibuon and Tende river Catchments Project.  Mwangi et al Natural Resource Management African Water Facility and GoK 2011 31/12/2014 Communities empowered to address land and water resources management problems Improved management of water resources in the catchments of Kibuon and Tende rivers
Agricultural productivity and climate change in Arid and Semi- arid Kenya A.W. Nzabi Natural Resource Management IDRC 2013 15/09/2014 Adaptive practices in food, livestock and land management in areas identified, piloted and evaluated for financial sustainability Reduced vulnerability to climate risks and improved productivity of food and livestock production systems
Production of honey in Transmara: use of value chain approach to reduce transaction inefficiency Dr. Oscar Magenya, R. Kanda Socio-economics & Applied Statistics  FORD Foundation 2,010 2014 Increased production of honey yield  efficient marketting
Animal Health: Baseline study for poultry diseases and productivity parameters Gabriel Tenesi, William Chepkwony Animal Health KAPAP 2011 2015 Poultry diseases identified Increased  of poultry products ie. Meat and eggs
On-farm evaluation and scaling up of panama resistant “Apple” dessert banana cultivar Dr. Margaret Onyango Horticulture Industrial Crops KAPAP 2010 Dec-14 Proven superior panama disease resistant banana varieties Improved HH income
Papaya variety evaluation for yield and quality potentia Dr. Margaret Onyango Horticulture Industrial Crops KAPAP 2013 Dec-15 Papaya variety evaluation for yield and quality potential  
Enhancing vegetable Amaranthus productivity  through variety improvement Dr. Margaret Onyango Horticulture Industrial Crops KAPAP 2013 Dec-15 Enhancing vegetable Amaranthus productivity  through variety improvement,  
Strengthening partnerships along value chains to manage BXW in East Africa Dr. Margaret Onyango Horticulture Industrial Crops McKnight 2010 Dec-13 Reduction in BXW and increased banana production Increase in banana productivity
Establishment of on Farm Nurseries of Tissue Culture Bananas and Multipurpose Trees for Sustainable Food Security and Wealth Creation in Siaya County Dr. Margaret Onyango Horticulture Industrial Crops NCST 2012 2014 Hardening nurseries for TC and agro trees increase area under tree cover and improve environment and improve household incomes
Integrated Management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (Xanthomonas campetris pv. musacearum) in Kenya through cultural and host resistance Kwach et al Crop protection  Universty of Nairobi 9-Jan-12 /12/2014 Phd Thesis Complition of PhD 
Enhancing Collective Marketing Of Local Vegetables In Transmara,  Kenya  Shiluli et al Socio-economics & Applied Statistics  KAPAP Jan-13 Sep-13 Internally well organized and managed ALVs farmer groups  policy support for small farmers      Extension Briefs      
Exploring the multiple potentials of oil crops for food, feed and markets: Re-integrating sunflower in farming systems and agri-business in south west Kenya Re-integrating sunflower in farming systems and agri-business in south west Kenya  Nasambu Okoko Horticulture Industrial Crops KAPAP 2010 Dec-14 Proven superior panama disease resistant banana varieties Improved HH income
Promotion of mechanized groundnut post harvest handling and processing  Nasambu Okoko Horticulture Industrial Crops KAPAP 2011 Dec-15 Processing agribusinees units for nuts set up on-station and on-farm Increased production and utilisation of nuts
Commercilization of centre activities (rhodes grass -Hay, Banana and fish production,  Mr. Meshack Ojowi and Edwin Mutai Commercializatrion World Bank (KAPAP) 22-Sep-09 Jul-14 Centre revenue generation Availability of Boma Rhodes hay, banana and  fish in the local market
Production of Breeder's seed of Columbus  and Boma Rhodes grasses, Desmodium and Leucaena legume seed Mr. Meshack Ojowi Animal production EAAPP Dairy Centre of Excellence Oct-11 Oct-14 Increased production of desmodium uncinatum, Leucaena trichandra, Columbus grass (Sorghum almum Parodi) and Rhodes grass (Chloris guyana)   Five acre plot of each target variety established 
Diagnosing constraints to on-farm  adoption of legumes and testing startegies to improve adotion in order to exploit the potential benefits -nutrition, soil health, livestock feed, incomes, etc. Maurice Shiluli Michael Maranga socio-economics & Applied Statistics  BMZ Germany May-14 Apr-17 increased upscaling of legumes in the project -Migori/Kisii improved nutrition, incomes, reduced food insecurity, conserved healthy soils, Legumemarket lingages  improved food security Improved incomes reduced poverty 
Optimizing fertilizer recommendation in Africa (OFRA) Teresa Mwangi, Ademba J and E. Mutai Natural Resource Management AGRA 2014 2016 Publication of guides for optimization of fertilizer tools Development of fertilizer recommendation tools for common crops in each major agro ecological
On-station  evaluation of finger millet varities  Johnson Kwach Chrisantus Otero   Food crops and plant health Billy gates  1-Apr-14 31-Dec-14 Finger millets  variety evaluation for yield and quality potential improved food security Improved incomes reduced poverty 
On-station  bulking of high quality sweetpotato varieties  Johnson Kwach Joseph Ritich  Sara Isaboke    Food crops and plant health AGRA  1st July 2014  31-Dec-14 Sweet potato  variety seed bulking for farmers  improved food security Improved incomes reduced poverty 
On-station  bulking of high quality bean lines   Johnson Kwach Michael Maranga Bosire Anyimu Food crops and plant health PBRA  1-Apr-14 12/31/2014 Identify beans that are tollerant to bean rot , beans maggot stess tolleant for high  yield and quality potential improved food security Improved incomes reduced poverty