Assessing and monitoring agriculture crop production in Machakos,Kenya
Authors: EUNICE WANGUI
Kenya is mostly semi-arid. The objective of this study is to define extent of agricultural land, assess crop condition, rainfall distribution and soil characteristics affecting crop production in Machakos County. Methodology is based on satellite data processing: Landsat, VGT NDVI, FEWSNET RFE and the HWSD data. Crop condition in 2010 being better than 2011 agronomic season; this can be attributed to decline in moisture content and nutrients. Sustainable agriculture can improve production.