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Oxygen-binding properties of hemoglobins from estivating and active African lungfish.
he oxygen-binding characteristics and the multiplicity of the stripped hemoglobiin from active lungfish Protopterus amphibius, are the same as in specimens that have been estivating for about 30 months, showing that ...
Energetic cost of carrying loads: have African women discovered an economic way?
(Nature Publishing Group, 1986-02)
When travelling in East Africa one is often surprised at the prodigious loads carried by the women of the area. It is not uncommon to see women of the Luo tribe carrying loads equivalent to 70% of their body mass balanced ...
Role of plasmids in the virulence of enteric bacteria
Plasmids have been shown to play an important role in the pathogenecity of most enterobacteria. Their involvement in various enterobacteria was discovered at different times and there is resemblance in the type of toxins ...
Surveillance of the overall use of antimicrobial drugs in humans over a 5 year period (1997-2001) in Kenya.
(University of Nairobi., 2004-11)
Export Standards, Market Institutions and Smallholder Farmer Exclusion from Fresh Export Vegetable High Value Chains: Experiences from Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia
Many African countries are diversifying exports into fresh export vegetables, grown mainly by smallholder farmers. However, markets for these new products have stringent safety standards. This paper examines the green ...
Are we getting there? Evidence of decentralized forest management from the Tanzanian Miombo woodlands
(University of Nairobi,, 2008)
Based on a village study in Tanzania, the effects of decentralized forest management on forest conservation, rural livelihoods and good governance are evaluated. Tree growth is estimated to exceed harvest, and forest ...
Democratic decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa: its contribution to forest management, livelihoods, and enfranchisement
(University of Nairobi,, 2010)
Efforts to promote popular participation in forest management in Sub-Saharan Africa have faced many obstacles and disappointments. Although promises of improvements in relation to forest management, rural livelihoods and ...
Continuing Professional Development for Veterinarians Working in Africa
Livestock production in Africa makes a vital contribution to livelihoods, food security, income generation and gross national product. With itsenormous forage production potential and currentlivestockpopulation of more ...
Technical innovation and farm productivity growth in dryland Africa: The effects of structural adjustment on smallholders in Kenya
This paper uses non-parametric approach to measure technical innovation and productivity growth at the smallholder farm-level in dry-land sub-Saharan Africa during the initial years of the structural adjustment programmes ...
A Review of African Pastoral Production Systems: Approaches to Their Understanding and Development
Pastoralism is a system that has been in existence for a long time. Scholars have come up with a cornucopia of definitions related to what entails this centuries old art. Many of these scholars agree, though, that ...