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Smallholder farmer management impacts on particulate and labile carbon fractions of granitic sandy soils in Zimbabwe
Crop production in maize-based smallholder farming systems of Southern Africa is hampered by lack of options for efficiently managing limited and different quality organic nutrient resources. This study examined impacts ...
An African success: the case of conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe
This paper highlights the limiting factors of agricultural production in Zimbabwe and presents conservation agriculture (CA) as a potential solution to address many of these challenges. CA, based on the three principles ...
Investigating Conservation Agriculture (CA) Systems in Zambia and Zimbabwe to Mitigate Future Effects of Climate Change
Most models predict that climate change will affect the southern African region both through temperature rises and increased frequency and severity of drought. Conservation agriculture (CA) based on minimal soil disturbance, ...
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 ...
Towards self sufficiency
Population dynamics of mixed indigenous legume fallows and influence on subsequent maize following mineral P application in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe
Developing soil fertility management options for increasing productivity of staple food crops is a challenge in most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, where soils are constrained by nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) deficiencies. ...
Farmers' taxonomies as a participatory diagnostic tool: soil fertility management in Chihota, Zimbabwe
Soil infertility is a major constraint to food production in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Smalholders in the region recognize the problems of low soil fertility and have devised ways of coping with them. This study ...
International wheat breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1966-97
This paper describes and analyzes some of the impacts of wheat improvement research in seven countries in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa. the countries South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, ...