Effects of tied ridges for rainwater harvesting on maize yields in Swaziland

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This study assessed options for use of tied-ridges for on-farm water harvesting in Swaziland. Results showed that farmers in sandy and loamy soils need different sizes of ridges, 4 m and 2 m, respectively.
Cette étude a évalué des options pour l’usage des crêtes de labour attachées pour la production de l’eau à la ferme au Swaziland. Les résultats ont montré que les agriculteurs dans les sols arénacés et glaiseux ont besoin de différentes tailles des crêtes, 4 m et 2 m, respectivement.
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2010
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Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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739-742
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Natural Resource Management"