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Farming practices and crop production

an exploratory study of farming strategies vs. maize-production in Makanya village, Tanzania

Berglund, Peter (2004). Farming practices and crop production. Technical Report. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil Sciences > Div. of Hydrotechnics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Avdelningsmeddelande / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för markvetenskap, Avdelningen för lantbrukets hydroteknik ; 04:2
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The main objective of this thesis is to examine and discuss if an improved fanning strategy, in an arid area, affects the maize yield significantly. The basis for the discussion is the "case study" and the spatial (GIS)-analysis of the farming practices and the maize yields. The study was performed in Makanya in the north of Tanzania. The result from the GIS-analysis indicates that there is a high correlation between water supply and biomass production. The GIS-maps also show that the farmers adjacent the river outlet (high water supply) invests more resources in farming methods compared to fanners far from the outlet. The increase of yield due to fanner input, where the water is insufficient, is however minor. The results from the "case study" illustrate nevertheless the importance of proper farming strategies if the water supply is sufficient. The findings do not verify the general statements about a significant increase in biomass production with the introduction of judicious fanning methods. This is due to the water constraints in Makanya.

Authors/Creators:Berglund, Peter
Title:Farming practices and crop production
Subtitle:an exploratory study of farming strategies vs. maize-production in Makanya village, Tanzania
Series/Journal:Avdelningsmeddelande / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för markvetenskap, Avdelningen för lantbrukets hydroteknik (0282-6569)
Year of publishing :2004
Number:04:2
Number of Pages:69
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för markvetenskap, Avdelningen för lantbrukets hydroteknik, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISSN:0282-6569
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Refereed:No
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production
Keywords:Tanzania, farming practices, water supply, maize
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-3-28
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-3-28
ID Code:4730
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil Sciences > Div. of Hydrotechnics
Deposited By: Elisabeth Bölenius
Deposited On:17 Jun 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:33

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