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Low-cost solar drier for preserving crop produce
technologies

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
Participatory learning
approaches

Participatory learning [Uganda]

Participatory learning approach involves all stakeholders to cooperate with researchers during innovation process

  • Compiler: Iwona Piechowiak
Catchment Based Integrated Water Resources Management
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Catchment Based Integrated Water Resources Management [Uganda]

Catchment based integrated water resources management is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital eco systems

  • Compiler: Philip Tibenderana
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
Farming God's Way
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Farming God's Way [Uganda]

Farming Gods Way is a method of farming which aims to preserve soil structure through minimum tillage, mulching with grass or plant stalks and use of organic manure for improved crop yields.

  • Compiler: Philip Tibenderana
Stone lines
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Stone lines [Uganda]

Stone lines are built along a contour to control soil erosion on a degraded steep slope.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde
Calliandra contour hedges
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Calliandra contour hedges [Uganda]

Contour hedges of Calliandra planted on very steep slopes to combat soil erosion by decreasing surface runoff and increasing infiltration.

  • Compiler: Wilson Bamwerinde