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Maize (zea mays) growing with contours
technologies

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
Wire Mesh Maize Storage Crib
technologies

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
Peer farmers as a village resource person for scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Practices
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Peer farmers as a village resource person for ... [Uganda]

A prosocial behavior approach, where a peer farmer identified by other local farmers is trained on a technology and then used as a trainer for the fellow farmers (farmer group or neighbors).

  • Compiler: Sunday Balla Amale
Grevillea Robusta (Silk Oak) Boundary Lines on a Pineapple Cropland
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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