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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Coffee development and research in Kenya
Author:Opile', Wilson R.ISNI
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:agricultural research
Abstract:This paper highlights current trends in the production of arabica coffee and aspects of research management in Kenya, and outlines the roles played by the various coffee agencies involved in the organization of the country's coffee industry. The Coffee Board of Kenya (CBK), acting on the government's behalf, is the supreme authority on all coffee matters. Established in 1933, it is responsible for the promotion of the coffee industry. The Kenya Planters' Cooperative Union (KPCU) is a body organized and managed by the coffee growers themselves to provide services in the common interest of all planters. Coffee research is conducted by the Coffee Research Foundation (CRF), an official organization under the CBK. Attention is paid to its mandate, research objectives, funding sources, and research programme. Based on research findings, the CRF makes technical recommendations on various coffee husbandry practices, such as nursery management, field establishment, fertilization and weed control, disease and insect pest control, and cropping patterns. Text also in French.