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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 ...
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)
Partial Nutrient Balances in Tropical Velvet Bean-Maize System in Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017-12-15)
In a field experiment on legume-maize cropping sequence, the effect of nitrogen and phosphate fertiliser application on nutrient budgeting after a two year cropping cycle was studied. The results of this work showed that ...
Building climate change resilience through adaptation in smallholder farming systems in semi-arid Zimbabwe
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017-03-20)
Households with increased access to climate information through extension services were likely to have better adaptation abilities. It was also shown that younger farmers were likely to adapt to climate change given their ...
Smallholder farmer’s perceived effects of climate change on crop production and household livelihoods in rural Limpopo province, South Africa.
This study investigated the perceived effects of climate change on crop production and household livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Mopani and Vhembe district, South Africa. Data was collected through a questionnaire ...
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 ...
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, ...
Influence of smallholder farmers’ perceptions on adaptation strategies to climate change and policy implications in Zimbabwe
(De Gruyter Open., 2017-02-01)
Smallholder agricultural production is largely affected by climate change and variability. Despite the negative effects brought by climate variability, smallholder farmers are still able to derive livelihoods. ...