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Kenya: crisis in the scientific community

Eisemon, Thomas Owen; Davis, Charles H.

Abstract:
This paper examines the crisis in Kenya's scientific community with a focus on the declining output of agricultural research.  The authors begin with a brief account of the development of scientific institutions in the colonial and dependence periods.  This is followed by an analysis of the institutional distribution of national research production in the 1980's and early 1990's. The authors show that the declining volume of mainstream scientific activity is evident in most institutional sectors of research production, including many international scientific institutions.  The problems of Kenyan universities, government scientific institutions are discussed.  In conclusion, the authors consider the prospects for rehabilitating Kenya's infrastructure for scientific training and research.

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Chapter Title: Kenya: crisis in the scientific community
Book Title: Scientific communities in the developing world
Edited by: Jacques Gaillard, V.V. Krishna & Roland Waast
City: New Delhi, India
Publisher: Sage Publications
No. of Pages: 105-128


Date:1997
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Scientific Research, Kenya, Research Institutions, Crisis, Universities, Agriculture


File Size:241 KB
Rights:Fee has been paid for the reproduction of this chapter.
Date Added:27 February 2008


Eisemon, Thomas Owen; Davis, Charles H. (1997). Kenya: crisis in the scientific community, In Jacques Gaillard, V.V. Krishna & Roland Waast (eds) Scientific communities in the developing world , New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, 105-128