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Using innovation platforms to scale out soil acidity-ameliorating technologies in Dedza district in central Malawi
Soil acidity is a serious constraint in crop production in some parts of Malawi, particularly in high rainfall and high altitude areas. A learning platform was established in Bembeke Extension Planning Area (EPA) (14¡ã ...
Risk analysis of maize-legume crop combinations with smallholder farmers varying in resource endowment in Central Malawi
SUMMARY: Using farmer resource typologies, adaptability analysis and an on-farm mother and baby trial approach, we evaluated the production risks of alternative maize-legume crop combinations for smallholder farmers in ...
Maize-based conservation agriculture systems in Malawi: Long-term trends in productivity
In Malawi and throughout much of Africa, maize yields have declined over the past several decades due to continuous cultivation, often in monocropping with little or no inputs. As a result, soil degradation has been ...
Conservation agriculture systems for Malawian smallholder farmers: long term effects on crop productivity, profitability and soil quality
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
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 ...