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dc.contributor.authorSteiner, K.G.
dc.contributor.authorRockström, J.
dc.coverage.spatialSub-Saharan Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:07Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:07Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier4418
dc.identifier.citationAfrican Conservation Tillage Network Information Series No. 5
dc.identifier.other4418_Steiner2003_Increase_rainwater_productiv.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68719
dc.description.abstractThis brief discusses the importance of increasing rainwater productivity for small scale dryland farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ways to improve rainwater productivity include reducing surface run-off and evaporation, increasing infiltration and uptake by plants, and decreasing competition from weeds. However, smallholder farmers face significant social and economic barriers to adoption of conservation tillage, despite its high rate of success in preventing crop failure. To achieve optimal yields, it is necessary to incorporate soil fertility management with conservation tillage.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherHarare, Zimbabwe: ACT (African Conservation Tillage Network)
dc.relation.urihttp://www.act.org.zw/docs/Info%20Water051.pdf
dc.subjectDryland farming
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectSoil degradation
dc.subjectArid zones
dc.subjectSmall-scale farming
dc.subjectRainfed agriculture
dc.subjectConservation tillage
dc.subjectAdoption of innovations
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa
dc.subjectRainwater productivity
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
dc.titleIncreasing rainwater productivity with conservation tillage
dc.typeFact sheet
dc.typeExtension publication
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