Variability of soybean response to rhizobia inoculant, vermicompost, and a legume-specific fertilizer blend in Siaya County of Kenya

Phase-II will set up sustainable, institutionalized quality control and regulatory systems for commercial products to enable the new country partners to continue screening new products through country-specific investments in human and technical capacity and effective interactions with national and regional regulatory bodies and policymakers. Simultaneously, confirmation screening of the tested products in the new countries and screening of new products will take place in all countries and newly validated products will enter the dissemination campaigns, led by public-private sector partnerships and accompanied by large-scale promotion campaigns, using country-specific models. Above interactions with policy makers, regulatory bodies, extension and private sector partners, and farming households will be enriched through specific communication materials and approaches. It is expected that through these concerted efforts, the use of effective commercial products will improve yields of target crops with 15-30% for at least 200,000 farming households across the target countries. It is also expected that new commercial products will pass through a self-sustaining quality control and regulation system in at least 4 of the 6 countries towards the end of the project.

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Creator Thuita, Moses
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0002-6731-9492
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Soil,Carbon,Nitrogen,Legume,Grain,Yield,Plant,Inoculation,Biomass,Fertilizer,Shoot,Harvesting,Soil amendment,Rhizobium,Vermicomposts
Subject(s) Rhizobia inoculation,Nodule occupancy,Nodule effectiveness
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Mathenge, Catherine; Masso, Cargele; Vanlauwe, Bernard; Gweyi-Onyango, Joseph
Contributor Role Other
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals
Contributor Partner Not Applicable
Contributor Donor Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF)
Contributor Project Institutionalization of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of top quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa – COMPRO-II
Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2016-08-09
Embargo End Date
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/3633-0d33/d
Identifier Citation Mathenge C., Thuita M., Masso C, Gweyi-Onyango J and Vanlauwe B. (2019). Variability of soybean response to rhizobia inoculant, vermicompost, and a legume-specific fertilizer blend in Siaya County of Kenya. Soil and Tillage Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2019.06.007
Source Institutionalization of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of top quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa – COMPRO-II
Language English
Relation Not Applicable
Agroecological Zone Humid cool tropics
Coverage Region Eastern Africa
Coverage country Kenya
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage X 0.06263
Coverage Y 34.28781
Coverage Start Date 2015-09-15
Coverage End Date 2016-08-09
Contact Thuita, Moses; Soil Microbiologist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email m.thuita@cgiar.org
Restriction CC-BY 4.0
Email Permission Not applicable
Rights CC-BY 4.0