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KALRO Avocado Varieties

They include legume seeds, sweet potato vines, cassava cuttings and brachiaria splits, which are hard to find in local agrovets. Quality seeds are a prerequisite for achieving higher yields

KALRO certified seeds

"Hardy meat goats with potential for milk production. Does can reach 45kgs liveweight and bucks 60kgs. Capable of producing 1 litre of milk per day."

Dairy and Beef farming

Green gram (Vigna radiata) belonging to the Fabaceae family is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds, which are a high source of nutrients.

Green Gram Production

Camel Research and development in Kenya

For camels there are no organic guidelines and regulation, however the organic principles should be respected, kept and practiced.

KEMFRI Fishery Aquaculture

Aquaculture: Pathway to food security in Kenya...by Andrew Marriott and Odipo Osano

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Cashew Varieties

Design

John Deo

2016-06-16

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1. Cashew Botany 

  • The tree is small and evergreen, growing to a height of 10 - 12m.
  • The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured elliptic to obviate.
  • The flowers are produced in a panicle or corymbs of upto 26 cm long, each flower small,  pale green at first then turning reddish, with five slender, acute petals of 7 - 15 mm long.
  • The fruit is an oval or pear - shaped structure that develops from the pedicel and the receptacle of the cashew flower called the cashew apple
  • Within the true cashew fruit (apple) is a single seed, the cashew nut.
  • The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing resin, anacardicacid, a potent skin irritant chemically.
  • The tree starts to bear after one and half years (1.5 yrs) but the economic yields are after three years
  • KALRO has developed 14 varieties with a potential of an average of up to 50 kgs per tree.
  • Kenya produces about 15,000 tonnes annually.