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Recommendations for cropping in the semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe

Recommendations for cropping in the semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe

material edited from a workshop, Cropping in thesemi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe, 24th-28th August 1987

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Published by Dept. of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services, Crop Production Branch in Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementorganised by D.R. and S.S. and Agritex ; sponsored by GTZ-GART.
ContributionsZimbabwe. Department of Agricultural, Technical, and Extension Services. Crop Production Branch., Workshop [on] Cropping in the semi-ard areas of Zimbabwe (University of Zimbabwe : 1987)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 90/05227 (S)
The Physical Object
Pagination97 p., (2) leaves of plates :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18784858M

commercial farms, Zimbabwean communal areas and Chivi communal area Figure Three decades of change in Chivi in (a) crop systems and (b) livestock and woodcarving Figure The distribution of crops in fields in the central valley of the Romwe micro-catchment in /99 Figure Percentage change in net income between / Management of Nutrients and Water in Rainfed Arid and Semi-Arid Areas for Increasing Crop Production Objective: To define management strategies that optimize and sustain the productivity of rainfed farming systems by increasing the efficiency of water and nutrient utilization.

1. Introduction. Conservation agriculture (CA) is a set of cropping principles aiming at sustaining high crop yields with minimum negative consequences for the resource base – i.e. water, soil, and surrounding natural environment (Hobbs et al., , Gowing and Palmer, ).It is defined as the simultaneous application of minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover through a mulch of Cited by: Principles of Cover Cropping for Arid and Semi-arid To find more resources for your business, home, or family, visit the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences on the World Wide Web at Farming Systems Guide A John Idowu and Kulbhushan Grover1.

In order to mitigate effects of droughts a number of in situ rainwater harvesting technologies (RWHTs) have been introduced and are being implemented in many semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. In situ RWHTs refers to all interventions that collect and conserve rainwater thereby prolonging the time of soil water availability to by: We reviewed maize conservation tillage experiments in semi-arid Zimbabwe. The recommendations for semi-arid areas should be based on research done in these areas by farmers of production practices (Abeyasekera et al., ), hence it is important to evaluate benefits of conservation tillage in terms of crop yield. Tillage without Cited by:


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Recommendations for cropping in the semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Understanding cropping systems in the semi-arid environments of Zimbabwe: options for soil fertility management Thesis (PDF Available) April with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Bongani Ncube. The programme goal is to achieve improved livelihoods for poor people in semi-arid areas.

The present project represents the first phase of research in Zimbabwe designed to contribute to this goal. Its task was to identify and model the parameters of livelihoods and coping strategies in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid areas together with key researchable.

Zimbabwe, is the most widespread grain crop grown under rainfed conditions in the smallholder cropping systems. As such, food security in Zimbabwe is generally defined in terms of maize but average maize yields remain low.

This study focuses on three semi-arid areas in Zimbabwe between and (see Section 4, Chronically Poor Areas, below, for a description of the study sites). The work builds on the arguments presented in Bird et al (b)4 which explored the livelihood and coping strategies of poor households in semi-arid communal farming areas in Zimbabwe.

semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe and other options that can be used for optimising in-field water harvesting to improve the resilience against changing climate. Zimbabwe is located in southern Africa between 19° and 30° south of the Equator.

The country has a total land area of 39 million ha and approximately 21 million haCited by: Donkeys are becoming increasingly important in the semi-arid regions of the country. The main livestock products include meat, draught power, milk, eggs, fibre, hides and skins.

About 85 per cent of the 39 million hectares land area in Zimbabwe is agricultural land. At Independence, Zimbabwe. Constraints to crop production and adaptation strategies of smallholder farmers in semi-arid Central and Western Zimbabwe Article (PDF Available) in African Crop Science Journal 25(2) June.

climate is in-field water harvesting for improved crop yields in the semi- arid regions of Zimbabwe. This review analyses the history of soil and water conservation in Zimbabwe, efforts of. Climate Change Scenarios, Perceptions and Crop Production: A Case Study of Semi-Arid Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe Article (PDF Available) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Forage Production and Conservation Manual Growing and ensiling annual and perennial forage crops suited to marginal and semi-arid areas of Southern Africa O. Mhere Matopos Research Station, Zimbabwe B. Maasdorp Department of Crop Science, University of Zimbabwe M.

Titterton Department of Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe April Cited by: 6. Nevertheless, the crop offers interesting income opportunities for smallholder farmers. Particularly for those living in the warmer and semi-arid areas of the Shire Valley Plains, along the Lakeshore and other districts in Malawi.

Sesame thrives well under more challenging conditions and, taking increased market opportunities into account, NCBA File Size: 2MB. Increasing crop productivity in arid and semi-arid areas is widely recognized as difficult.

This is Senegal and Zimbabwe, and five agreement holders from Australia, France, TSBF-Kenya, ICARDA- or recommendation on the part of the IAEA.

crop and or livestock production Systematic data collection on weather parameters and crop statistics Community perceptions rarely considered in analysis and recommendations Perceptions contribute to evidence based discussions as impacts of climate change are contextual and area-specific Knowledge is vital for research and extension.

This review will therefore evaluate current in-field water harvesting practices in the smallholder farming areas located in the semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe and other options that can be used for optimising in-field water harvesting to improve the resilience against changing by:   This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.

The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.

In semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, late plantings as a result of missed planting opportunities can lead to complete yield losses (Makuvaro et al., ; Twomlow et al., ). For sub-humid regions. A total of 51 plant species were identified that can be used to control ticks in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe but the most popular across the four districts were C.

quadrangularis, Aloe sp and Psydrax livida. The foliage of these plants is reportedly crushed and mixed with water after which the extracts are sprayed on by: In Zimbabwe three quarters of the rural population was poor in23 and severe poverty 24 was increasing, growing from 17% to 37% during the s in rural areas.

Poverty was widespread in the three semi-arid districts examined in our by: Title: SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program Duration: 20 years, Implemented in four phases -- Phase I (), Phase II (), Phase III (), Phase IV ().

Objectives: To improve food security and incomes among small holder farmers in semi-arid areas of the SADC region. The results presented here are compiled from a large modelling inter-comparison exercise using state-of-the-art crop and climate models, and offer a consistent and comprehensive impact assessment of near-term climate change effects on the extent of semi-arid areas and crop yields across global semi-arid areas, and in six countries: Senegal.

Schemes that have a high potential to be fully viable and sustainable over time will be prioritized. His Excellency, Ambassador Luciano Lavizzari, Switzerland’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe said: “Food security and agriculture is one of the development priorities of Switzerland in Zimbabwe.SESSION 3a (contd.) THE USE OF ACACIA KARROO AND ACACIA NILOTICA LEAVES AS DRY SEASON SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDS FOR LIVESTOCK.

J. S. Dube Matopos Research Station, P. Bag K, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Introduction. In Zimbabwe there is a marked decline in the nutritive value of rangeland grass in the dry season (Plowes, ; Elliott and Fokkema, ; Sibanda, ).

In semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, where rainfall is scarce and insufficient to sustain dryland crop production, rainwater harvesting can form the basis for irrigation in order to improve food security. Some rainwater harvesting and irrigation technologies that are currently in use in Zimbabwe include roof catchment systems, rock catchment systems Author: Menas Wuta, George Nyamadzawo, George Nyamadzawo, Blessing Nyamasoka, Rumbidzai Nyawasha, Grace Mata.