Kassim Omar Farah

Kassim Omar Farah
University of Nairobi | UON · Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology

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The Horn of Africa rangelands have experienced major Land Cover changes especially in the open shrub lands, mixed-woody shrub land and grasslands, bare/desert and riverine forested areas due to the incessant conversion of land to agricultural use and human settlement all exacerbated by recurrent drought. While the Land Cover change has accelerated...
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The Maasai indigenous knowledge of animal diseases is comparable to the conventional knowledge of the modern veterinarian. Their diagnostic skills of livestock diseases is based on indigenous symptoms of diseases, vectors of diseases, season effects and species affected. The pastoralist diagnostic skills appear to be superior to those of agropastor...
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Camel production is a major source of livelihood for the pastoralists in the drier parts of Kenya. The majority of these camels are raised under traditional management systems that are not well understood by both researchers and policy makers. This paper looks at the ecological, management and socio-economic aspects of camel production among the So...
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Fifteen yearling goats of similar weight were used to evaluate the potential of Zizyphus spina-christi leaves as a supplement to goats fed on Cynodon dactylon grass. Animals were randomly assigned to five feeding regimes and individually stall-fed for a preliminary period of 14 days, followed by 14 days of feeding to determine dry matter intake and...
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Northern Kenya, as in other sub-Saharan arid and semi-arid regions, has faced challenges related to the prevailing socio-economy, ecology and polity in the last quarter of last century. In some of these areas, pastoralists have been settled on the peri-urban fringes of towns and have been exposed to flood-retreat cultivation; a culture that has bee...
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The study was conducted in the Blue-Nile valley of Wogidi district in Ethiopia, where woody vegetation degradation associated with intensive land use activities has become a national concern. It was undertaken with an overall objective of documenting the impacts of land use and topography on the spatial distribution of two gum and incense producing...
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In recent years, increased populations and the accompanying human demands have led to changes in land-use in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa, in turn resulting in the reduction of vegetation and other natural resources. These changes have had a negative impact on natural resources and how these resources are being exploited. The affected uses in...
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Population pressure through settlements and encroachment of cultivation into pastoral prime grazing lands in and semi-and areas of Africa have resulted in the reduction of natural vegetation cover, in turn transforming land use systems This study was carried out to investigate changes in vegetation resources in relation to land use changes due to p...
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Dyers woad (Isatis tinctoria L.) is an introduced cruciferous forb that is rapidly expanding on intermountain rangelands and is apparently reducing production and regeneration of more desirable forage plants. Mechanical and chemical controls are expensive as well as having deleterious effects on nontarget species. Limitations to controlling this no...
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Dyers woad ( Isatis tinctoria L. # ISATI) has greatly expanded on rangelands in the Intermountain region. Herbicidal and tillage controls are not feasible on rangelands. Better knowledge of the biology of this species could help in the development of biological controls. We examined characteristics that could assist in this effort. Seed viability r...
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Includes vita. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Utah State University, 1987. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 115-125). Digital photocopy. s

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