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dc.contributor.authorWickama, J.
dc.contributor.authorMowo, J.
dc.coverage.spatialTanzania
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:07:50Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:07:50Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier318
dc.identifier.citationManaging Africa's Soils No. 21
dc.identifier.issn1560-3520
dc.identifier.other318_IIED_Using_local_resources_Tanzania.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65387
dc.description.abstractDespite their concern about declining soil fertility, farmers from the Tanzanian village of Kwalei use very little mineral fertilizer to improve their crop yields. A PRA study in this benchmark site for the African Highland Initiative (AHI) revealed that although this type of input was available, it was considered too expensive for widespread use. As their livestock could not produce enough farmyard manure for their needs, farmers coped by using the leaves of certain local shrubs as green manure, which seemed to improve soil fertility when ploughed into the fields. However, although they based their soil fertility management strategies on these shrubs, researchers and extension workers did not know their scientific name or nutrient content, and it was agreed that an inventory should be made of this important local source of nutrients.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLondon, UK: IIED
dc.relation.urihttp://www.iied.org/pubs/pdf/full/9041IIED.pdf
dc.subjectParticipatory processes
dc.subjectGreen manure crops
dc.subjectSoil management
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectTanzania
dc.subjectTughutu
dc.subjectLocal resources
dc.subjectAfrican highland initiative
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleUsing local resources to improve soil fertility in Tanzania
dc.typeReporten_US
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