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Performance of three leguminous multipurpose perennial trees and shrubs (MPTs) under farmer management in communal areas of Zimbabwe

By: Chikura, S | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Waddington, S.R.|Murwira, H.K.|Kumwenda, J.D.T.|Hikwa, D.|Tagwira, F [eds.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Harare (Zimbabwe) Soil Fert Net|CIMMYT : 1998ISBN: 970-648-006-4.Subject(s): Crop management | Cropping systems | Legumes AGROVOC | Soil types | Trees | Zimbabwe | CIMMYT | Soil Fert Net | Farming systems AGROVOCDDC classification: 631.45 Summary: A project on the production of high quality fodder for use as a dry season supplement to draft animals was initiated by the Farming Systems Research Unit in Chivi, Mangwende and Chihota in Zimbabwe during the 1995/96 season. The project was started after realising that there is a problem to supply quality fodder to draft animals during the dry season. This leads to the animals being in a poor body condition at the start of the rainy season, and hence farmers delay land preparation, which then leads to low crop yields. Surveys were conducted in the research sites followed by meetings where farmers were taught how they could best manage the trees. Farmers were then asked to volunteer to participate in the project and the volunteers were supplied with seed and polythene bags so that they could establish their own nurseries. The volunteer farmers had the option to choose one, two, three or four species that were on offer. The species were Leucaena leucocephala, Calliandra calothyrsus, Cajanus cajan or Acacia angustissima. This paper gives preliminary results on how the trees were managed by farmers as well as tree performance during the 1995/96 growing season.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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A project on the production of high quality fodder for use as a dry season supplement to draft animals was initiated by the Farming Systems Research Unit in Chivi, Mangwende and Chihota in Zimbabwe during the 1995/96 season. The project was started after realising that there is a problem to supply quality fodder to draft animals during the dry season. This leads to the animals being in a poor body condition at the start of the rainy season, and hence farmers delay land preparation, which then leads to low crop yields. Surveys were conducted in the research sites followed by meetings where farmers were taught how they could best manage the trees. Farmers were then asked to volunteer to participate in the project and the volunteers were supplied with seed and polythene bags so that they could establish their own nurseries. The volunteer farmers had the option to choose one, two, three or four species that were on offer. The species were Leucaena leucocephala, Calliandra calothyrsus, Cajanus cajan or Acacia angustissima. This paper gives preliminary results on how the trees were managed by farmers as well as tree performance during the 1995/96 growing season.

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9906|AGRIS 9902|R98-99ANALY

Jose Juan Caballero

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