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Green Manure/Cover Crop Systems of Smallholder Farmers Experiences from Tropical and Subtropical Regions

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ISBN-10: 1402020457

ISBN-13: 9781402020452

Edition: 2004

Authors: Marjatta Eilitt�, Joseph Mureithi, Rolf Derpsch

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In the 1980s and 1990s, green manure/cover crop (GMCC) systems became a popular agricultural technology in research and development efforts for smallholder tropical and subtropical farmers. However, few syntheses of these experiences have been conducted. This volume of case studies contributes to bridging this gap by reviewing field-level experiences with these systems. Twelve case studies are included. Eleven of them describe experiences from Latin America (4 cases), Africa (6 cases) and Asia (1 case) and the twelfth case reports on the development of a GMCC systems database. Two concluding chapters, `Learning from the Case Studies' and `Future Perspectives', build upon the cases. The…    
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Book details

List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/7/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 361
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Editors
Photo Section
Introduction
The Editors
Use of Green Manure/Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage in Santa Catarina, Brazil
Slash-and-Mulch System: Fr�jol Tapado in Costa Rica
Mucuna Use by Hillside Farmers of Northern Honduras
Cultivating Maize with Mucuna in the Los Tuxtlas Region of South-eastern Veracruz, Mexico
Improved Fallows in Eastern Zambia
Best-Bet Legumes for Smallholder Maize-based Cropping Systems of Malawi
Promotion of Marejea Cultivation in the Ruvuma Region of Tanzania: Experiences of the Catholic Missionaries at Peramiho Mission Centre
Forage Production Systems for Dairy Production in the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya
Green Manure/Cover Crop Technology in Eastern and Central Uganda: Development and Dissemination
Integrating Mucuna in the Maize-Based Systems of Southern Benin
Sesbania rostrata in Rice-Based Farming Systems of Northern Thailand
Survey of Green Manure/Cover Crop Systems of Smallholder Farmers in the Tropics
Learning from the Case Studies
The Editors
Future Perspectives
The Editors
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used