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Nutrition Education with Microcredit Provided to Caregivers of Pre-School Children: Effect on Children’s Animal Source Food Intake

Abstract: This project examined the effect of providing micro-credit with nutrition education given to caregivers of children two to five years of age. The caregivers were […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Anna Lartey; Esi Colecraft; Grace S. Marquis; Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson; Benjamin Ahunu
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

From LINKS to NLMIS: Issues, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Abstract: Information communication technology, specifically the mobile phone, is becoming an integral tool for development, as there is increasing recognition that information is an important tool […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Gatarwa Kariuki; Muthoni Mwangi; John Maina; Qalicha Wario; Robert Kaitho
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

The BioSand Filter for Improved Drinking Water Quality in High Risk Communities in the Njoro Watershed, Kenya

Abstract: Unsafe drinking and domestic water is a major community and public health concern in the River Njoro watershed. Lowcost household water treatment was identified as […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Marion W. Jenkins; Sangam K. Tiwari; Jeannie Darby; Dennis Nyakash; Wycliffe Saenyi; Killian Langenbach
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Dietary Intakes of Non-Pregnant, Non-Lactating Women Participating in the ENAM Project in Ghana

Abstract: Information on the dietary intakes of non-pregnant, non-lactating (NPNL) Ghanaian mothers is lacking. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken to compare the dietary intakes of NPNL […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Gloria Y. Kobati; Anna Lartey; Esi Colecraft; Grace S. Marquis
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Factors Influencing Beef Cattle Marketing Behavior in Pastoral Areas of Kenya: The Role of Livestock Market Information

Abstract: Marketing transactions take place in an environment where information is shared and exchanged among and between sellers, buyers and middlemen. It is argued that traders […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Mathew Komen; Gatarwa Kariuki; Robert Kaitho
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Hydrologic Modeling of the Downstream Impacts of Land Use Change in the Mau Forest

Abstract: A significant portion of the forest within the upper Njoro River drainage basin was converted to agriculture between 1995 and 2003. This portion of the […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Scott N. Miller
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

The Enhancing Child Nutrition through Animal Source Food Management (ENAM) Project Dissemination Meeting

Abstract: The Enhancing Child Nutrition through Animal Source Food Management (ENAM) project was developed to address the barriers to the availability, accessibility, and utilization of animal […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Grace S. Marquis; Esi K Colecraft; Kimberly Harding; Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson; Anna Lartey; Ben K Ahunu; Gloria Kobati; Lorna Butler; Helen Jensen; Manju Reddy
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Deteriorating Terms of Trade and Food Security Among Pastoral Livestock Producers in Kenya

Abstract: Over 80% of Kenya’s land mass of 58.3 million hectares is classified as arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). In spite of the unfavorable weather conditions, […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Gatarwa Kariuki; Robert Kaitho
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

The Potential for Culture of Nile Tilapia and African Catfish in the River Njoro Watershed

Abstract: Aquaculture systems have the benefit of being highly intensive with demonstrated economic returns. Aquaculture can be an efficient strategy for economical land use and serve […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): David Liti
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Livestock Production Systems and Environmental Interactions: Producer Response to Climate and Market Changes in the River Njoro Watershed, Kenya

Abstract: In developing countries, the past two decades have witnessed changes in market structure, climate and demographic characteristics resulting in fast growth in the demand for […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Daniel Kyalo; Muhia Njeri
  • Type of Document: Research Brief