Tag: Media report

SIMLESA-Mozambique Policy Forum:

Policy forum in Mozambique recommends scaling sustainable agriculture practices

CIMMYT
Smallholder agriculture mechanization reduced the amount of labor required for one hectare of land preparation, from 31 days to just 2 hours. This enabled timely farming activities and a maize yield increase of about 170 kg per hectare, reflecting an extra 3-4 months of household food security. Read more about the conclusions from this forum… 

Media report, mozambique, policy

MEDIA REPORT: Conservation Agriculture Increasing Yields, Incomes.

https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/farming/feature/conservation-agriculture-increasing-yields-incomes.html

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With traditional farming practices, Makhanu says, his harvest was limited to six bags of maize, and less than one bag of beans. The CA-based techniques have increased his harvest to 30-35 bags of maize per acre, and he predicts yields increase as crop residues improves the organic matter in the soil..

ethiopia, Media report

ANALYSIS: FOOD SECURITY PROJECT SUPPORTS MODEL FARMERS IN ETHIOPIA

Addis Abeba/Hawassa January 21/2019 – Ethiopia’s agriculture is complex, involving substantial variation in crops grown across the country’s regions and ecologies. And although there has been significant growth in the cultivation of cereal crops over the last decade, by international standards, yields are low, and overall production is highly susceptible to weather shocks, such as droughts. As such, food security has become a serious challenge for much of the population.

ethiopia, food security, Media report

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