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Conservation agriculture systems for Malawian smallholder farmers: long term effects on crop productivity, profitability and soil quality
Conservation agriculture (CA) systems are based upon minimal soil disturbance; crop residue retention and crop rotation and/or intercrop association are increasingly seen to recycle nutrients, increase yield and reduce ...
Profitable and sustainable nutrient management systems for East and Southern African smallholder farming systems: challenges and opportunities: a synthesis of the Eastern and Southern Africa situation in terms of past experiences, present and future opportunities in promoting nutrients use in Africa
(CIAT; The University of Queensland; QAAFI; CIMMYT, 2013)
Conservation agriculture for increasing maize yield in vulnerable production systems in central Mozambique
Smallholder farming under rainfed low input crop production in central Mozambique is characterised by decline in soil fertility, low yields and risks of crop failure. To revert this situation, conservation agriculture (CA) ...
Risk and maize-based cropping systems for smallholder Malawi farmers using conservation agriculture technologies
Agricultural production in southern Africa is constrained by numerous factors, including low soil fertility, frequent droughts and flooding, limited access to fertilizers and the use of unsustainable management techniques ...
Adapting maize production to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
Given the accumulating evidence of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need to develop more climate resilient maize systems. Adaptation strategies to climate change in maize systems in sub-Saharan ...
Benefits and challenges of crop rotations in maize-based conservation agriculture (CA) cropping systems of southern Africa
Conservation agriculture (CA) based on minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention, crop rotations and associations are being promoted in southern Africa to reverse the decline in soil fertility and crop productivity. ...
Effects of conservation agriculture on soil quality and productivity in contrasting agro-ecological environments of Zimbabwe
Experimentation by farmers with conservation agriculture (CA) is increasing in southern Africa, but local longer term data on these new production systems are scarce. This study focuses on CA research at two contrasting ...
Weed control in conservation agriculture systems of Zimbabwe: Identifying economical best strategies
Weed management under conservation agriculture (CA), especially when manually controlled is one of the major setbacks for the widespread adoption of CA in southern Africa. This study was conducted at three on-station and ...
Conservation agriculture for small holder rainfed farming: Opportunities and constraints of new mechanized seeding systems
Small holder farmers in rainfed agriculture believe that soil tillage is needed to maximize crop yields. However, as cropping intensity, and hence tillage intensity, increases there may be a decline in particular physical, ...