Assessment of the sustainable uptake of conservation farming in Zimbabwe
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 51 pages
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12 districts 37 farmers adoption of CF area between basins AREX basal fertilizer Bindura bottle cap Bulawayo bulk density Cereal CF adoption CF components CF farmers CF package CF plots CF practices CF uptake chemical properties Chivi cm depth components of CF Conservation Agriculture Cost per kg cowpeas crop residues crop rotation digging planting basins draft animals Farmer practice farmers interviewed field Figure focus group discussions FP plots harvest higher household food security households interviewed ICRISAT inputs kg/ha Lead Farmer Legume maize Maize grain Mangwe manure Masvingo mulch Murehwa Natural Region Nkayi Nyanga pearl millet planting stations plot sizes practicing CF precision application promoting CF Quantity USD rainfall areas seed Soil pH soil physical soil samples spontaneous adopters stover Table technical tillage Tobit Model Twomlow variable costs vulnerable households water retention weed control weed density weeding day 0.88 Winter weeding yield gains Zimbabwe