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An Assessment Of The Physiological Quality Of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L Moench) Seeds Planted By Farmers In Bomet District Of Kenya
(African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2012-08)
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is an important crop that enhances food security in a region. As a food crop, sorghum is nutritious, containing starch (75-79%) as the major component, followed by protein (6.0-16.1%) ...
Constraints to On-Farm Maize (Zea mays L.) Seed Production in Western Kenya: Plant Growth and Yield
(ISRN Agronomy, 2012)
Studies have shown that that about 85% of maize farmers in Western Kenya plant local varieties with about 80% using own farm-saved seeds. The production system is characterized by late harvesting, heavy striga infestation, ...
Role of Zinc in Human Health with Reference to African Elderly: A Review
(African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2012-10)
This review of the literature was conducted to assess dietary zinc intake among the African elderly, discuss the potential impact of current levels of zinc intake on their health, and to recommend strategies for improving ...