Kenya (/ˈkɛnjə/; locally [ˈkɛɲa] ), officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya's territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further south-east to the Indian Ocean.(Source: DBpedia)


Researcher Muraoka and Colleagues Win Best Paper Award at the 11th ASAE International Conference

Dr. MURAOKA Rie (Researcher, Social Sciences Division) and her colleagues won the Best Paper Award (3rd prize) for their research entitled "Sustainable Intensification of Maize Farming in Kenya: Evidence from a Longitudinal Smallholder Survey” presented at the t the 11th International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economics (ASAE) held at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo on March 18-20, 2023.

TICAD VI Side Event on Forestry Management in Africa

The TICAD VI side event co-organized by JIRCAS, Forestry Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), EverGreen Agriculture Partnership, and wPower HUB was held on August 25 and 26, 2016 at the ICRAF Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

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    15. New Coronavirus Pandemic ― Impact on World Trade and Developing Countries Dependent on Commodity Crop Export

    Cultivation of export commodity crops such as tea and coffee has become popular in developing countries located in the highlands of tropical and subtropical regions. Until recently, the flower and horticulture industry has also rapidly grown due to the establishment of air freight networks to major destinations, and is now integrated into the global value chain due to increased exports. The COVID-19 causes devasting economic crisis to developing countries that depend on commodity crop exports due to declining international demand and suspension of international flights. On April 8, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) predicted a 13-32% drop in world trade volume in 2020, calling for unprecedented measures to protect people's lives and the need to pay close attention to the food security situation of food importing countries that rely on commodity crops for foreign currency acquisition, GDP, and job creation.


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国立研究開発法人国際農林水産業研究センター, 広報JIRCAS. 1 ( )

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熱帯農業地域における国別研究問題とその背景 : 第1部

大野芳和, 石原修二, 牛膓英夫, 尾和尚人, 濱村邦夫, 池田俊彌, 宮重俊一, 国際農林水産業研究センター研究資料. 3 , 1- 107 ( )

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