Journal of
Dryland Agriculture

  • Abbreviation: J. Dryland Agric.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2476-8650
  • DOI: 10.5897/JODA
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 43

Table of Content: May 2021; 7(3)

May 2021

Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and phosphorus uptake of maize (Zea mays L.) at different levels of soil phosphorus and soil moisture

Studies have shown arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) enhance phosphorus (P) uptake and drought tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) grown in semiarid soils. However, little is known regarding the contribution of AMF to maize treated with different levels of phosphorus and grown in different soil moisture levels. This study was conducted to determine the effects of AMF (Glomus fasciculatum) inoculation on growth and P...

Author(s): Bouzeriba T.B Alsunuse, Mehjin A.M Al-Ani, Mikaeel Y. Faituri, Dennis S. Ashilenje, Ahmed A. Alawami and Peter D. Stahl  

May 2021

Ecological restoration of pastoral landscapes in the drylands of East Africa

The East African drylands cover about 47% of the land surface and host about 20 million people. Rural people living in the drylands are mainly pastoralists who depend on livestock for both economic and social well-being. During the dry season, pastoralists apply strategic mobility to access grazing resources efficiently. However, this strategy has experienced change and constraints due to various demographic- and...

Author(s): Githae E. W. and Mutiga I. M.

May 2021

Determinants of distribution and utilization of Terminalia brownii (Fresen) in Eastern Kenya

Terminalia brownii (Fresen) is one of the drought-resistant treespecies that support livelihoods in the rural households of Eastern Kenya. The tree is preferred for its versatile functions such as; medicinal use, carvings, energy, construction, and cultural reasons. In this regard, there has been an increased demand for Fresen products which include; charcoal, poles, posts, bee-hives, nativities among others. ...

Author(s): Christopher Njuguna Kamau, Alert Makee Luvanda, and Sylvia Mwalewa Uchi