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Seasonal climate prediction and adaptation using indigenous knowledge systems in agriculture systems in Southern Africa: A review
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015-04-15)
Erratic rainfall and increasing temperature is rapidly emerging as one of the most serious global problems affecting many sectors in the world. It is considered to be one of the most serious threats to sustainable development ...
Contextual vulnerability of rainfed crop-based farming communities in semi-arid Zimbabwe: A case of Chiredzi District
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017-09-18)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to climate change and variability based on the socioeconomic and biophysical characteristics of Chiredzi District, a region that ...
Evaluation of Tillage Practices for Maize (Zea mays) Grown on Different Land-Use Systems in Eastern Zambia
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015-10-27)
Improved fallows of Sesbania sesban (Sesbania) have been known to improve soil physical and chemical properties and increase crop yield compared to traditional fallows. However, the effects of soil tillage practices after ...
Nutrient Dynamics in Wetland Organic Vegetable Production Systems in Eastern Zambia
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2016-01-19)
The aim of this study was to determine effects of organic inputs on vegetable crops and on a subsequent maize crop grown in wetlands. The following treatments were applied to cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and onion (Allium ...
Tracking the release of soil nitrate and labile in a legume - maize rotation in Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017-11-28)
This study compared the effect of a weedy fallow (5.2 t/ha biomass), a velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) cut for hay (7.2 t/ha biomass) and a green-manured M. pruriens (6.49 t/ha biomass) on the dynamics of soil N and C in a ...
Climate Scenarios in Relation to Agricultural Patterns of Major Crops in Southern Africa
(Academic Press, Elsevier, 2017-06-12)
Integration of indigenous and scientific knowledge in climate adaptation in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa
(De Gruyter Open., 2017-07-20)
Indigenous knowledge has for generations assisted rural subsistence farming communities adapt to climate change and make daily decisions regarding agriculture. This study was conducted in the rural community of Swayimane, ...
Tepary bean: a climate smart crop for food and nutritional security
The variability of climate demands the use of a variety of agronomic strategies and crop choices. Traditional drought tolerant crops such as sorghum are often chosen when drought seasons are anticipated. However, there are ...
Agroforestry: Fertilizer Trees.
Velvet Bean and Cowpea Residual Effects on Maize Crop in Smallholder Farming Areas of Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017-10-31)
On-farm research was conducted in Dendenyore Communal Land and Zana Resettlement areas of Hwedza District, Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2001.The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of velvet bean and cowpea on ...