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Soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe

Soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe

current practices, constraints, and opportunities for change : results of a diagnostic survey

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Published by ICRISAT Southern and Eastern Africa Region, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zimbabwe.
    • Subjects:
    • Soil fertility -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Soil management -- Zimbabwe.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 20).

      StatementM.M. Ahmed ... [et al.].
      SeriesWorking paper ;, no. 6, Working paper (ICRISAT Southern and Eastern Africa Regional Program) ;, no. 6.
      ContributionsAhmed, M. M., ICRISAT Southern and Eastern Africa Regional Program.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS599.5.Z55 S65 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 p. ;
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL144418M
      LC Control Number99889154

        NRCCA Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management – Study Guide – 10/26/ 5 o Texture is defined as the proportion of sand, silt and clay in the soil. As the clay content increases, so does the CEC, resulting in a greater ability to hold nutrients. communal grazing and to protect its cattle during drought. In turn, livestock manure sustains the fields’ fertility, and animals provide the extensive draught inputs required for plowing, cultivating, harrowing, and transporting harvests, soil and other items. RESULTS4 Phiri’s approach to .

      Zimbabwe’s semi-arid regions are characterized by high incidence of poverty, low rural incomes, low agricultural productivity, and food insecurity. These all lead to difficulties in sustaining rural livelihoods. Relatively little is known about the impacts of agricultural technologies on agricultural productivity and food security in the drier pockets of land located within the wetter. Communal Areas in Zimbabwe Lotte S. Woittiez 1, Mariana C. Rufino 1,2, Ken E. Giller 1 and Paul Mapfumo 3,4 integrated soil fertility management as an adaptation option. Learning centers were established as field-based knowledge-sharing platforms, primarily to enhance colearning for.

      The main limiting nutrient in most communal areas of Zimbabwe is nitrogen (N). There is also deterioration of soil physical properties without continual addition of organic matter to the soil. Soil fertility replenishment through agroforestry technologies such as biomass transfer and improved fallows are discussed in terms of their potential to alleviate N limitations to increase maize yield. AUTHOR(S)= Carter, S.E. \ (et al.) \ ; YEAR=; PUBLISHER=Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme, Nairobi. Soil Fertility Management in Mutoko Communal Area, Zimbabwe. Report of a Field Exercise, August 12 - September 3, | ISRIC Library and map collection.


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Soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Zimbabwe, because of shortages of land, there is need to establish whether soil fertility improves over time in abandoned fields. A study was undertaken in to characterize fertility status of abandoned fields in smallholder farming areas located in Buhera and Hwedza districts in : Linda Mtali-Chafadza, Emmanuel Manzungu, Prisca H.

Mugabe. Soil Fertility Status in the Communal Areas of Zimbabwe in Relation to Sustainable Crop Production. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture: Vol.

16, No. 2, pp. Cited by: " Soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe: current practices, constraints, and opportunities for change ". Cropping strategies, soil fertility investment and land management practices by smallholder farmers in communal and resettlement areas in Zimbabwe J.

Cobo Institute of Plant Production and Agroecology in the Tropic and Subtropics (a), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, GermanyCited by: Indigenous soil fertility management strategies in semi-arid Communal Areas of Zimbabwe have largely been driven by an extensive use of resources.

The shrinking of common property resources (CPRs) due to expansion of cultivated lands, the general loss of productivity in natural ecosystems (e.g., poor grazing) and increasing demand for nutrient Cited by: Downloadable.

Soil infertility is a major constraint to food production in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Smallholders in the region recognize the problems of low soil fertility and have devised ways of coping with them. This study describes the use of farmers' taxonomies of themselves and their soils to identify and understand the options they have, and the constraints they Soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe book in managing.

In Zimbabwe, the area cropped to this legume is currently negligible. However, FSRU () reported that 30% of the arable land in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe is fallowed in any one cropping season due to depleted soil fertility.

Legumes adaptable to poor soil fertility, such as pigeonpea, could therefore. As a result, soil fertility has declined and it is perceived to be widespread, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.((1), (2), (3)) Soil fertility decline is considered as an important cause for.

Experiences of farmer participation in soil fertility research in southern Zimbabwe1 Introduction1 Most small holder farmers in Chivi Communal area, southern Zimbabwe have many years of negative experience with top-down approaches used by agricultural research and extension. Farmers have had no option but to go underground with their derided.

The improvement and maintenance of soil fertility is the major constraint to sustainable crop production in the communal smallholder farming areas of Zimbabwe. From a regional assessment carried out in the Chinamhora and Mhondoro communal areas of Zimbabwe, it was revealed that over 40% of the soils had phosphorus deficiency, while 82% had very.

This report presents the results of a baseline survey that was carried out in nine wards of Chihota communal area, Zimbabwe. This survey is part of the Chihota Soil Fertility project which is a pilot study to expose farmers in this area to a range of 'best-bet' soil fertility improvement technologies and to get their assessment of these.

Targeting soil fertility management advice to smallholder farmers in semi-arid Zimbabwe. The survey results showed that farmers in Tsholotsho applied fertilizer at a lower rate than recommended owing to a number of constraints but mostly because of limited resources.

Murwira. The management of Africa's soils is one of the major challenges facing agriculture and livelihoods in the 21st century. Policies to address this tend to assume that soils are being degraded on a large scale, and that farmers' practices often contribute to a 'downward spiral' of degradation and poverty - a familiar narrative of negative environmental have policies been attuned to.

Sithole Rates of adoption of new technology and climatic risk in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Soil fertility management research for the maize cropping systems of smallholders in southern Africa: A review. Spatial variability in soil fertility management and crop response in Mutoko Communal Area, Zimbabwe.

Chuma E, Mombeshora BG, Murwira HK, Chikuvire J () The dynamics of soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe. In: Hilhorst T, Muchena F (eds) Nutrients on the move: soil fertility dynamics in African farming systems.

International Institute for Environment and Development, London, pp 45–64 Google Scholar. Munguri MW, Mariga IK, Chivinge OA () The potential of optimizing cattle manure use with maize in Chinyika Resettlement Area, Zimbabwe.

In Waddington SR (eds) Soil Fertility Network for Maize-based Farming Systems in Selected Countries of Southern Africa Research Results and Network Outputs in and CIMMYT, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp 46– Robert Delve's 65 research works with 2, citations reads, including: Determinants of Fertiliser Use by Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Chinyanja Triangle in Malawi, Mozambique and.

Surveys and reviews on soil fertility management in the semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe have reported that there is a crisis in soil fertility management in the semi-arid small-holder farming areas (Mapfumo & Giller, ; Twomlow & Ncube, ). These authors highlighted the lack of quanti-tative information on indigenous soil fertility management.

Soil erosion from low-fertility sandy soils in Zimbabwe's Communal Areas is a major problem. The main factors causing soil degradation are inappropriate livestock management and poor cropping technology. The latter is due to insufficient knowledge concerning appropriate permanent cultivation techniques under tropical rainfall and soil.

The greatest challenges in establishing legumes was found to be soil fertility and diseases and pests. Correct citation: Kamanga, B.C.G., Z. Shamudzarira and C. Vaughan. On-Farm Legume Experimentation to Improve Soil Fertility in the Zimuto Communal Area, Zimbabwe: Farmer Perceptions and Feedback.

Risk Management Working Paper Series 03/. The dynamics of soil fertility management in communal areas of Zimbabwe Introduction Methodology The study areas Promotion of soil fertility management technologies Effects of composting and dug beds Conclusions the soil.

This book is the fruit of NUTNET, the soil nutrients network made up of NGOs, universities. via Homefields and outfields: different sites, different response to soil management | zimbabweland. 9 March There is a long and distinguished history of soils research in Zimbabwe, led by the Department of Research and Specialist Services and the University of Zimbabwe (see a review of some of this in the Zimbabwe chapter of the Dynamics and Diversity: Soil Fertility and.

Soil fertility status in communal areas of Zimbabwe in relation to sustainable crop production. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 15 – 6 Edmeades.