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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 ...
Comparative performance of conservation agriculture and current smallholder farming practices in semi-arid Zimbabwe
Conservationagriculture (CA) is currently promoted in sub-humid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa as a means to increase crop water use efficiency and stabilize yields. In this study, conducted during three consecutive ...
Soil fertility management research for the maize cropping systems of smallholders in Southern Africa: A review
This paper examines the implications of declining soil fertility for the maize-based cropping systems in southern and eastern Africa. A review of the importance of maize in the region is followed by a description of the ...
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)