The community development handbook | Passion fruit farming handbook
Baobab | Issue 64 | September 2012
The community development handbook: How to build community capacity
This handbook has been created to support the understanding and effective application of the community development. This hand book is designed to look at community development. It is not designed to be a text book for practitioners, but as an introductory guide to community development and capacity building. It is designed primarily for those who have interest in community development but who may not have an in-depth understanding of the concept, the process or the resources available across Africa. It provides a resource for exploring and initiating community development and reviewing the basics of the community development process.
It is written by John Chikati and published by Regional Partnership for Resource Development.
It can be purchased from Regional Partnership for Resource Development and also available in leading bookshops in East Africa.
For more information please contact: Regional Partnership for Resource Development IFDM Gardens, off Ngong road, P.O Box 3934-00506, Nairobi Mobile: +254 722656856/721637584
Passion fruit farming handbook
Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is an important cash crop in East Africa. It’s mainly grown for both local and export markets. Passion fruit has enormous economic potential in alleviating poverty by creating employment along the value chain through the production, processing, transport and input supply systems. High incidences of pest and disease attack, lack of pathogen-free planting material as well as inadequate knowledge and skills on good agricultural practices are among the major pointers to low yields in passion fruit production.
Passion fruit farming hand book contains technical information on all the critical cultural aspects of passion fruit farming.Moreover,it has coloured photographs of various pests and diseases of passion fruits and gives tips on cultural, biological and chemical control options to optimize yields sustainably.
The editors, Muthomi Ernest and Janet Njogu are practicing agronomists with professional qualifications from University of Nairobi, The University of Pretoria-S.A, The Royal Institute of the Public Health-UK, The natural Resources Institute-UK among others.
To purchase the book kindly contact; KENGAP publishing Ltd P.O Box 12898-00400, Nairobi Tel: 020 8026476/7 Mobile: +254 722575544/723491549