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Intercropping Soya and Maize

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
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
Grass strips

Grass strips [Uganda]

Napier grass strips control soil erosion on annual and perennial cropland on moderately-angled to highly-angled slopes.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde
Percolation pits

Percolation pits [Uganda]

A percolation pit is an excavation in the ground in the pathway of water runoff to intercept the flow of the water and thereby reduce erosion and destruction of crops, settlements and other infrastructure downstream

  • Compiler: Philip Tibenderana
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