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Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR)
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Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) [Uganda]

Farmer-managed natural regeneration is a low-cost, sustainable land restoration technique involving the re-growth of trees from tree stumps and seedlings in the wild.

  • Compiler: Bernard Fungo
Wire Mesh Maize Storage Crib
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Wire Mesh Maize Storage Crib [Uganda]

Wire mesh maize storage crib technology is a medium to large scale technology promoted by a farmer in Kamwenge District in South Western Uganda to prevent maize grains from being affected by rainfall. The technology allows for good air circulation which is essential for drying out the maize grains. In ...

  • Compiler: PRISCILLA VIVIAN KYOSABA
Semi-Intensive Goat Farming Practice  for Pasture Conservation
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Semi-Intensive Goat Farming Practice for Pasture Conservation [Uganda]

Goats are stall fed during dry season and open-grazed during rain season. In a semi-intensive system, animals are kept under confinement in which they are stall–fed for some period of time (weeks to months, especially during the dry seasons) followed by another period of open grazing during the rainy seasons.

  • Compiler: PRISCILLA VIVIAN KYOSABA
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 Production Pits for Crop Production [Uganda]
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Compost Production Pits for Crop Production [Uganda] [Uganda]

Compost manure production is a sustainable land management practice promoted by small scale farmers by using banana, cassava, sweet potato peelings, jack fruit residues and food left overs. The aim is to improve soil fertility, increase agricultural production and household income. The technology makes nutrients more readily available to plants ...

  • Compiler: Sarah Babirye
Urban Farming with Mushroom Cultivation among Smallholder Farmers.
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Urban Farming with Mushroom Cultivation among Smallholder Farmers. [Uganda]

Mushroom (agaricus bisporus) cultivation is one of the profitable technologies promoted by small and medium scale farmers in urban setting fetching good returns on investment within a period of 30 days with the aim of obtaining tremendous nutritional benefits, employment and additional income gained by both farmers and suppliers of ...

  • 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