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Intercropping Bananas and Pineapple for Optimal Land Utilisation

Intercropping Bananas and Pineapple for Optimal Land Utilisation [Uganda]

A banana (musa acuminata) and pineapple (ananas comosus) inter-cropping system focusses on optimal land utilization and efficient use of available resources for small holder farmers. This is a good practice for controlling long term soil loss in agro-ecosystems. It involves less crop- and soil management practices as compared to annual ...

  • Compiler: Jalia Namakula
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
Mulching using  banana leaves

Mulching using banana leaves [Uganda]

Dry banana leaves are spread in the soil for growing banana plantation for improving soil fertility and moisture content retention.

  • Compiler: Kamugisha Rick Nelson
Pine Woodlot

Pine Woodlot [Uganda]

A Woodlot of Pine (Pinus caribaea) is a fast growing, tolerant tree based plantation established to address land cover depletion, soil fertility loss and soil erosion control.

  • Compiler: Kamugisha Rick Nelson
Energy-saving ground stoves

Energy-saving ground stoves [Uganda]

Energy-saving stove is a hole dug in the floor of a hut or in the compound. It helps to reduce the quantity of firewood used for cooking by reducing heat loss and ensuring firewood burning for longer time.

  • Compiler: Sunday Balla Amale