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In What Ways Are People in Pastoral Areas Integrated into the Cash Economy?

Abstract: In a prior research brief entitled “How Are They Surviving Out There? An Analysis of Total Income in the PARIMA Study Sites” (GL-CRSP Research Brief […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): John McPeak
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Modeling Tool to Assess Economic Consequences of Changing Farming Systems for Resource-Poor Small Farmers in the Upper Njoro River Watershed, Kenya.

Abstract: A modeling tool applying net present value economic analysis was developed to estimate long-term economic returns to labor and land for smallholder cropping systems in […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Timothy Krupnik; Marion W. Jenkins; Sian Mooney
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Do Children’s Dietary Intakes Fluctuate by Season in Rural Northern Ghana?

Abstract: Food availability in rural communities is often dependent on season. Young children who are at risk of poor growth when food is scarce during the […]

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

Sustaining Lake Levels in Lake Nakuru, Kenya: Development of a Water Balance Model for Decision Making

Abstract: Fluctuations in Lake Nakuru’s water level, particularly since the mid-1980s have been a source of significant concern for the sustainability of the lake’s unique ecosystem. […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2009
  • Author(s): Marion W. Jenkins; Stephen McCord; Joseph Edebe
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

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