Kenya Smallholder dairy project - Nutrient Balance survey

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Created Thursday 11th of June, 2015
Last updated Tuesday 17th of April, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract The longitudinal study was carried as a sequel to the characterisation survey that was conducted in 15 districts within the central highlands and parts of Western Kenya. Based upon the results of the survey, 21 representative crop dairy farms were selected for a longitudinal study to characterise the seasonal crop and livestock activities, to capture the major inputs and outputs and to estimate nutrient flows and balances. Over the 12 month study period, the farms were visited twice weekly to collect farmer recall data.
Principal investigator Steve Staal
Partners Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute(KARI)
Other researchers involved Isabelle Baltenweck, Eunice Kariuki
Contact person Isabelle Baltenweck, Eunice Kariuki
Sub-National Level
  • Kiambu
Data collected from 01/06/1997
Availability date 11/06/2015
License License not specified
Release of confidential data? No
Consent obtained? No
Citation ILRI (2013). 2004 Kenya Smallholder dairy project. Nutrient Balance survey.
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Project title The Kenya Smallholder Dairy Project
Project abstract The Smallholder Dairy Project (SDP) carried out research and development activities to support sustainable improvements to the livelihoods of poor Kenyans through their participation in the dairy sub-sector. SDP was jointly implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The project was led by the Ministry with primary funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Project staff worked with many collaborators, including government and regulatory bodies, the private sector and civil society organizations.
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Donor UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Partners Department for International Development (DFID),Practical Action (formerly known as Intermediate Technology Development Group),Kenya Dairy Board (KDB),Land O'Lakes (LOL),Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS),Agriculture Research Foundation(AGREF),World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF),University of Nairobi,Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR),ActionAid Kenya,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
Start date 01/06/1997
End date 30/06/2005
Principal investigator Steve Staal
Other staff involved Isabelle Baltenweck, Eunice Kariuki
ILRI_actydataowner ILRI
ILRI_actysharingagreement Required for confidential data
ILRI_actyusageconditions Non commercial purpose