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Maize (zea mays) growing with contours
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Maize (zea mays) growing with contours [Uganda]

Contour farming is a practice of ploughing and/or planting across a slope following its elevation contour lines. The contour lines create a water break which reduces rill and gully forms of soil erosion in case of heavy storms. The water break allows more time for more water to percolate/sink into ...

  • Compiler: betty adoch
COMPOST MANURE FOR CROP PRODUCTION
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COMPOST MANURE FOR CROP PRODUCTION [Uganda]

Compost Manure is a technology that promotes soil fertility enhancement with inputs locally availed by farmers.It makes nutrients more available to plants and transform raw organic matter into stable humus for crop production.

  • Compiler: Sarah Babirye
Dairy cattle fed with supplementary fodder
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Dairy cattle fed with supplementary fodder [Uganda]

Elephant grass (Pennisteum purpureum) and calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), are harvested and chopped using a chaff cutter to produce fodder for dairy cows. The chaff is then mixed with cotton seed cake, molasses and maize bran to improve palatability and nutrient quality for dairy cows. The cattle graze in paddocks during ...

  • Compiler: Aine Amon
Fallowing
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Fallowing [Uganda]

Fallowing in the cultivated land that is left unseeded for one or more growing seasons , to regain fertility for crops and its on a hill slope.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde
Calliandra contour hedges
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Calliandra contour hedges [Uganda]

Contour hedges of Calliandra planted on very steep slopes to combat soil erosion by decreasing surface runoff and increasing infiltration.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde
Stone lines
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Stone lines [Uganda]

Stone lines are built along a contour to control soil erosion on a degraded steep slope.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde