Project Information

PI nameProf. Kariuki S. K.
Project titleUse of mycorrhizae to enhance reforestation of Mau Water catchment in Kenya
PartnersThe Mushroom Initiative Limited, Hongkong
Collaborators
  • Prof. Isabel Wagara
Grant amountUSD $ 23,856
Project StatusEnded
Project LocationMau water catchment, Nakuru
Project descriptionxx
Project Start19/03/2010
Project End21/03/2014
Expected outputs1. Common mycorrhizal fungi associated with target forest trees collected 2. Common mycorrhizal fungi associated with target forest trees characterized and identified 3. Information on methods used by different groups in raising tree seedlings documented 4. Trials on application of mycorrhizal fungi in tree seedlings production and reforestation done at the university botanic garden and deforested parts of mau 5. Effect of wood chips and other types of mulch on tree seedling growth noted 6. Tree nursery group members trained on use of mycorrhizae