Articles by Author: Kristin Piikki

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  1. Improved usefulness of continental soil databases for agricultural management through local adaptation

    Improved usefulness of continental soil databases for agricultural management through local adaptation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The usefulness of a continental digital soil map (AfSoilGrids250) was investigated at two levels relevant for agricultural fertiliser recommendations in Rwanda (point locations and administrative sector unit averages). Analysis of 900 soil samples for pH and soil organic carbon (SOC)...
  2. Improvement of spatial modelling of crop suitability using a new digital soil map of Tanzania

    Improvement of spatial modelling of crop suitability using a new digital soil map of Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Climate change is projected to have widespread impacts on the climate suitability and geographical distribution of agricultural crops. Simulations were conducted on the suitability of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Tanzania under progressive climate change, taking into account a...
  3. Comprehension and production of figurative language by Afrikaans-speaking children with and without specific language impairment

    Comprehension and production of figurative language by Afrikaans-speaking children with and without specific language impairment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article reports on the comprehension and production of figurative language, namely idioms and similes, in first language Afrikaans-speaking (AFR) boys, ages eight to 10 years, and first language Afrikaans-speaking boys with specific language impairment (SLI), also ages eight to...
  4. Kenyan pastors’ perspectives on communicating about sexual behaviour and HIV

    Kenyan pastors’ perspectives on communicating about sexual behaviour and HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The article presents an analysis of in-depth interviews with 18 leaders of Christian churches in Nairobi, Kenya, regarding the content and context of messages they disseminate to their congregations about sexual behaviour and HIV. The content of messages was nearly...
  5. Informed Interdependence: A model for collaboration in fostering communicative competencies in a Commerce curriculum

    Informed Interdependence: A model for collaboration in fostering communicative competencies in a Commerce curriculum

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    The current orthodoxy among academics in higher education studies is that content and language learning should be integrated in order to facilitate communicative competencies in degrees seeking to prepare students for business and professions such as accounting, engineering and pharmacy...
  6. Not everyone can afford an apple a day: stigma and food insecurity in rural South African young adults

    Not everyone can afford an apple a day: stigma and food insecurity in rural South African young adults

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The HIV epidemic in South Africa has created a generation of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs). Little is known about the experiences of these “former” OVCs once they pass their 18th birthday. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the...
  7. The development of phonological awareness literacy measures for isiXhosa

    The development of phonological awareness literacy measures for isiXhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This study outlines the development of linguistically based, language-specific measures of phonological awareness in isiXhosa and presents some preliminary findings. Hitherto, the study of phonological awareness has predominantly focussed on English, and to date phonological awareness in Bantu languages has...
  8. Evidence and/or Experience-Based Knowledge in Lifestyle Treatment of Patients Diagnosed as Obese?

    Evidence and/or Experience-Based Knowledge in Lifestyle Treatment of Patients Diagnosed as Obese?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
    Proceeding from a phenomenological perspective, this study investigates how physiotherapists’ experience-based knowledge acquires significance in their encounters with patients diagnosed as obese. Presenting the thematic accounts of three physiotherapists, this paper illuminates how they make use of experiences from both...