Double up legumes is intercropping two legumes (in this case groundnut and pigeonpea) that have different growth habits and takes advantages of beneficial interactions of the two legumes on the same piece of land. Intercropping groundnut and pigeonpea using the correct spatial arrangement increase land productivity, provides more types of food and profits while conserving and sustaining the environment through enhancement of soil fertility.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2018Eastern Africa, Malawi
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 1991Africa
Women's access to and control of land is an important, even crucial issue because of its relation to and implications for food production and food security in the region. Women in rural Africa often do not own the land they are working. The land generally is registered as belonging to their husbands, who then pass it on to their sons, at least to those who remain in the rural area of origin.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2014Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 1996Africa
This paper focuses on report on an advisory mission to Swaziland on the impact of SAPs on agriculture and trade in Southern Africa. The main purpose of each of the country studies is to provide a general picture of the impact of SAPs on agriculture and trade in the country concerned.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1989Africa
The problem of low productivity is fundamental to the long-term deteriorating trend in agricultural and per capita food production that has characterized African agriculture during the past decades. Widespread desertification and degradation of African farmlands and the present heavy dependence on natural rainfall which are some of the causes of low productivity, reflect the inability of African member States to sufficiently invest in and develop technologies and farming systems suitable for adoption by small farmers.
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsDecember, 2018Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia
This draft model lease contract considers international best practices and recommendations, regarding the design of contract for farmland investments. In particular, the IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contract for Farmland and Water, were used as a reference while designing this current draft. Experience gained by BVVG Agriforest Privatization Agency regarding lease contact design is reflected in the draft model contact.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2018Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
Send a Cow (SAC) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that has been working in Kenya since 1996. It focuses on groups of smallholder farmers, providing them with training in sustainable agriculture and improved animal management. SAC is mostly active in western Kenya, one of the country's most populated and poorest region. The population density for this region ranges from 337 to 1,300 inhabitants per km² with an average density of 590 people per km2 (Kenya Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2001; KNBS, 2010).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1991Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa
In agriculture, surveying is required to prepare topographical maps that indicate variations in the level of the land's surface. Topographical maps are necessary as a base for the preparation of research station maps which include layout of field, buildings, roads, and soil conservation measures.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in collaboration with our national research partners, has been working in Africa for the last 30 years. Our cutting-edge science helps policy makers, private sector, scientists, civil society, and farmers respond to the most pressing challenges of our time.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa
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