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Barley fodder management for livestock production among smallholder farmers
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Barley fodder management for livestock production among smallholder ... [Uganda]

Barley fodder technology is a livestock feed that grows under a hydroponic system. This green feed is highly palatable, rich in protein and energy yet cost-effective. It takes few days to maturity (5-6 days) and can be grown in a smaller area. One kilogram of barley seeds can yield up ...

  • Compiler: Sarah Babirye
Wooden water reservoir for  rain water harvesting.
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Wooden water reservoir for rain water harvesting. [Uganda]

A gutter system constructed on the farmer’s house-roof collects rainwater and directs it into a constructed reservoir raised off the ground with interior walls lined with water-proof tarpaulin. The reservoir has a maximum capacity of 8,000 liters of water; clean enough for irrigation, livestock and domestic use during seasons of ...

  • Compiler: Aine Amon
Indigenous Micro Organism (IMO) use in Natural Pig Farming
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Indigenous Micro Organism (IMO) use in Natural Pig ... [Uganda]

Indigenous Micro Organisms (IMO) are homemade microbe mixtures which foster rapid anaerobic digestion of waste to create and maintain a healthy deep bed litter flooring leaving behind a fertilizer rich material whilst ensure no smells or flies. The microbe mixtures are produced by fermenting natural plants with sugar.

  • Compiler: JOSELINE KASHAGAMA
Firelines For Tree Protection
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Firelines For Tree Protection [Uganda]

Fire lines are established at the boundary between tree plantations to guard against wild forest fires that destroy the valuable tree species

  • Compiler: Kamugisha Rick Nelson
Intercropping Soya and Maize
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Intercropping Soya and Maize [Uganda]

Soybean (Glycine max) and maize (Zea Mays) and planted together in the same field to increase soil fertility, production and household income.

  • Compiler: Kamugisha Rick Nelson
Animal manure use in a citrus orchard
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Animal manure use in a citrus orchard [Uganda]

Application of animal manure on citrus trees (citrus sinensis) for improving soil productivity. Every beginning of season (March and August) 40 kg of animal manure are applied, 60 cm away from the tree trunk, using the ring method to improve soil fertility for increased yields and farm income.

  • Compiler: Jalia Namakula
Low-cost solar drier for preserving crop produce
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Low-cost solar drier for preserving crop produce [Uganda]

A portable wooden frame solar drier with polythene cover used for drying low moisture content crop produce such as chili and maize. The crop is placed inside the drier and takes 2-3 days to dry depending on the humidity and moisture content at harvest.

  • Compiler: Sunday Balla Amale