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Maize (zea mays) growing with contours

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
Grevillea Robusta (Silk Oak) Boundary Lines on a Pineapple Cropland

Grevillea Robusta (Silk Oak) Boundary Lines on a … [Uganda]

Leguminous, fast growing grevillea robusta (silk oak) planted as boundary lines provides shade to a pineapple cropland, increases soil organic matter, provides fuel wood for domestic use and timber for construction after 5-8 years.

  • Compiler: betty adoch
Piggery-Banana-Coffee technology

Piggery-Banana-Coffee technology [Uganda]

The "Piggery-Banana-Coffee" sustainable land management technology is a proven practice that significantly improves soil fertility and productivity in an integrated farming system for smallholder farmers in Uganda.

  • Compiler: Tonny Kyambadde
Improved trash lines

Improved trash lines [Uganda]

Weeds and crop residues laid in bands across the slope of annual crop fields to conserve soil and water, and to incorporate organic matter into the soil after decomposition.

  • Compiler: Unknown User
Intercropping Maize and Ground Nuts for Optimum Land Utilisation, Increased  Food Production, Household Income and Food Security

Intercropping Maize and Ground Nuts for Optimum Land … [Uganda]

Improved maize (zea mays)-groundnuts (arachis hypogaea) optimum intercropping pattern is a technology promoted by IITA (International Institute for Tropical Agriculture) among small scale farmers through demonstrations /trials. It is promoted for improving food and income security and optimum land utilisation.

  • Compiler: Jalia Namakula
Dairy cattle fed with supplementary fodder

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