Publications


2004

Farah, KO, Nyariki DM, Ngugi RK, Noor IM, Guliye AY.  2004.  The Somali and the camel: Ecology, management and economics.

2003

2001

Farah, KO, Nyariki DM, Noor AA;, Ngugi RK, Musimba1 NK.  2001.  The Socio-economic and Ecological Impacts of Small-scale Irrigation Schemes on Pastoralists and Drylands in Northern Kenya. Abstract

ABSTRACT Northern Kenya, as in other sub-Saharan arid and semi-arid regions, has faced challenges related to the prevailing socio-economy, ecology and polity in the last quarter of last century. In some of these areas, pastoralists have been settled on the peri-urban fringes of towns and have been exposed to flood-retreat cultivation; a culture that has been traditionally practised by the riverine Bantu communities. From the late 1960s these pastoralists started irrigation agriculture with assistance from the government and nongovernmental organisations. The outcome has been the mushrooming of irrigation schemes along rivers. This paper looks at the development of small-scale irrigation schemes and their sustainability. It also analyses their socio-economic and ecological effects on pastoral households and the drylands, taking Garissa District as a case. Interviews, a questionnaire and existing literature on irrigation schemes were used to collect data. Logistic regressions were carried out to assess the socio-economic effects of irrigation on the pastoral households. The results show that irrigation farming plays a supplementary role in pastoral economies, takes away child labour from pastoralism and reduces pastoral mobility. The implication is that irrigation farming in arid areas does not seem to offer a long-term sustainable economic livelihood.

2000

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  2000.  Diress, T. A., D. M. Nyariki, and K. O. Farah. 2000. Changing land use systems and socio-economic roles of vegetation in semi-arid Africa: The case of the Afar and Tigrai of Ethiopia. J. Soc. Sci. 4:199 . In: European Union Dryland series based on a regional workshop on pastoralism in the horn of Africa (this a book chapter).. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  2000.  Hjort, A., K. O. Farah, and T. Teka. 2000. Cooperative research for local and regional exchange of experiences.. In: European Union Dryland series based on a regional workshop on pastoralism in the horn of Africa (this a book chapter).. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  2000.  Aboud, A. A., K. O. Farah, and W. N. Ekaya 2000.Towards sustainable pastoral productions in Eastern Africa: Approaches, Constraints, and prospects.. Proceedings of a regional workshop of the Pastoral Information Network Programme (PINEP) held at the Kenya College of Communications Technology, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya, 4th . : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  2000.  Diress, T. A., D. M. Nyariki, and K. O. Farah. 2000. Changing land use systems and socio-economic roles of vegetation in semi-arid Africa: The case of the Afar and Tigrai of Ethiopia. J. Soc. Sci. 4:199 . Citizenship and Rights: The Failures of Post-colonial State,Globalisation and Citizenship, Special issue of Africa Development Vol.(XXVIII) No. 1&2.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1999

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1999.  Diress, T. A., K. O. Farah, and D. M. Nyariki. 1999. Influence of settlements on land use and vegetation in the rangelands of northeastern Ethiopia: Application of aerial photographic technique. J. Hum. Ecol. 10: 349-356. Proceedings of a national workshop of the Pastoral Information Network Programme (PINEP) held at Machakos, Kenya, 14-15 October 1999.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1999.  Nyariki, D. M. and K. O. Farah. 1999. Sustainable production systems and environmental securities in the drylands of Northeastern Kenya.. Proceedings of a national workshop of the Pastoral Information Network Programme (PINEP) held at Machakos, Kenya, 14-15 October 1999.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1999.  Diress, T. A., K. O. Farah, and D. M. Nyariki. 1999. Influence of settlements on land use and vegetation in the rangelands of northeastern Ethiopia: Application of aerial photographic technique. J. Hum. Ecol. 10: 349-356.. In: European Union Dryland series based on a regional workshop on pastoralism in the horn of Africa (this a book chapter).. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1998

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1998.  West, N. E. and K.O. Farah 1989. Effects of clipping and sheep grazing on dyers woad. Journ. Range Manage. 42: 5-10. Proceedings of a national workshop of the Pastoral Information Network Programme (PINEP) held at Machakos, Kenya, 14-15 October 1999.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1998.  Farah, K.O., A. F. Tanaka, and N. E. West. 1988. Autecology and population biology of dyers woad (Isatis tinctoria) . Weed Science 36:186-193. Proceedings of a national workshop of the Pastoral Information Network Programme (PINEP) held at Machakos, Kenya, 14-15 October 1999.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1996

1994

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1994.  Farah, K. O. 1994. Vegetation, pp. 119-128; in: Tiffen, Mortimore, Gichuki (eds). More people, less erosion: environmental recovery in Machakos District, Kenya. John Wiley and Sons. in: Tiffen, Mortimore, Gichuki (eds). More people, less erosion: environmental recovery in Machakos District, Kenya. John Wiley and Sons.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1994.  Farah, K. O. 1994. Vegetation, pp. 119-128;. in: Tiffen, Mortimore, Gichuki (eds). More people, less erosion: environmental recovery in Machakos District, Kenya. John Wiley and Sons.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1989

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1989.  West, N. E. and K.O. Farah 1989. Effects of clipping and sheep grazing on dyers woad. Journ. Range Manage. 42: 5-10.. In: Proceedings of First symposium of University of Nairobi ASAL thrust and ICRAF held at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, December, 1989.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer
O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1989.  Farah, K. O. 1989. Rehabilitation and development of arid lands in Kenya. How effective is the ASAL approach? p.35-39. In: Proceedings of First symposium of University of Nairobi ASAL thrust and ICRAF held at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, December, 1989.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1988

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1988.  Farah, K.O., A. F. Tanaka, and N. E. West. 1988. Autecology and population biology of dyers woad (Isatis tinctoria) . Weed Science 36:186-193.. In: Proceedings of First symposium of University of Nairobi ASAL thrust and ICRAF held at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, December, 1989.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

1987

O, DRFARAHKASSIM.  1987.  Farah, K.O., 1987. Agriculture, livestock production, and land use in North-Eastern Province of Kenya. 10pp.. Paper presented at N.E. Province cultural show symposium organized and hosted by Institute of African studies, University of Nairobi, June, 1987.. : Korean Society of Crop Science and Springer

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