Promotion of Livestock Farming in Tsetse Fly Infested Areas in Kenya.pdf
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As in Kwale, the district can be divided into a humid coastal and dry hinterland part. Fly infestation is high and fly invasions are through (a) the bush vegetation of the surrounding districts, (b) through a gazetted forest of about 72 sq. km., and (c) bush vegetation along the rivers. In the hinterland, commercial type beef ranching with Boran cattle is important; however there are also group ranches and independent small and medium scale livestock keepers. In the coastal strip there are both large farms and small holdings and the district is quite densely populated, except for its northern part. On the larger farms, where tsetse fly control is relatively easy because of the large areas under one single management, grade dairy cattle are raised. Dairying is also being introduced in the small holding sector, but trypanosomiasis acts as a restricting factor.