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Cover for Vertisols management in Malawi.

This paper presents the results of field experiments conducted in Malawi investigating the effect of land preparation methods (ridges with cross ties, basins and flat), continuous cultivation, subsoiling and deep ploughing on the soil (Vertisol) water conserved and cotton yields. Water conservation ...

Author(s)
Chilimba, A. D. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilizer equivalency values of organic materials of differing quality.

Network experiments using a wide range of mainly high-quality plant materials and cattle manure were established in the 1997 and 1998 growing seasons in Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe in areas with different soil types and agroecological conditions. The experiments were...

Author(s)
Murwira, H. K.; Mutuo, P.; Nhamo, N.; Marandu, A. E.; Rabeson, R.; Mwale, M.; Palm, C. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The sustainable management of Vertisols.

This book provides an up-to-date information on Vertisols research, and guides readers to important reference material. Four keynote papers and eight country papers and national perspectives on the management of Vertisols in Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Syers, J. K.; Penning de Vries, F. W. T.; Nyamudeza, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book
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Cover for A study on the on-farm maintenance of farmers' varieties of sorghum in Malawi.

A study to understand the on-farm maintenance of farmers' cultivars of sorghum was conducted in Malawi to generate information that could be used to develop a strategy for implementing on-farm conservation in the country. The farmers' cultivars were defined as variable plant populations, adapted to ...

Author(s)
Chiwona, E. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The limits of knowledge: securing rural livelihoods in a situation of resource scarcity.

This paper argues that both the knowledge of rural people and that of scientists and agricultural researchers have their limits. Using the example of Malawi, the paper discusses the promise and limits of knowledge among farmers, on the one hand, and among agricultural researchers and extension...

Author(s)
Peters, P. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Initiatives to encourage farmer adoption of soil-fertility technologies for maize-based cropping systems in Southern Africa.

This paper presents the experience of CIMMYT's regional networking efforts to promote soil-fertility technologies for maize-based systems of smallholder agriculture in southern Africa, with special reference to Zimbabwe and Malawi. The paper outlines the technologies found promising by farmers,...

Author(s)
Mekuria, M.; Waddington, S. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integration of integrated pest management in integrated crop management: experiences from Malawi.

This chapter presents case studies on integrated crop management in Malawi, which mainly focus on the alleviation of soil fertility and pest (insects, weeds and diseases) problems: Striga infestation of maize-based systems in Malawi and pigeon pea pests.

Author(s)
Snapp, S.; Minja, E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial modeling of risk in natural resource management.

Making decisions in natural resource management involves an understanding of the risk and uncertainty of the outcomes, such as crop failure or cattle starvation, and of the normal spread of the expected production. Hedging against poor outcomes often means lack of investment and slow adoption of...

Author(s)
Jones, P. G.; Thornton, P. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What is natural resources research?

This chapter serves as an introduction for this book, which focuses on the components of natural resource management (NRM) research and how the good practice guidelines in this book apply to research in the component disciplines of NRM as well as to NRM studies themselves. Some of the common...

Author(s)
Stern, R. D.; Coe, R.; Allan, E. F.; Dale, I. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997223)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of a database package.

This chapter describes the necessity of database software in data management. Some aspects of data management within Microsoft Excel and Access are discussed. The use of this database software is illustrated using a household survey on daily activity in Malawi. The chapter also discusses some ways...

Author(s)
Stern, R. D.; Coe, R.; Allan, E. F.; Dale, I. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997223)
Type
Book chapter

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