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Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe

John J. Woodend

Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe

by John J. Woodend

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Published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zimbabwe.
    • Subjects:
    • Sustainable agriculture -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Plant biotechnology -- Zimbabwe.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by John J. Woodend].
      SeriesTechnical papers ;, no. 109, Technical papers (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre) ;, no. 109.
      ContributionsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD72 .T43 no. 109
      The Physical Object
      Pagination79 p. ;
      Number of Pages79
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL585631M
      LC Control Number96175583
      OCLC/WorldCa34939332

      Crop Production in Ancient India 95 Seasons 96 Planting Time and Selection of Land for Different Crops (Kasyapa) 97 Land Preparation 97 Soil as a Basic Resource for Successful Crop Production (Kashyapa) 97 The Plough and Other Implements 98 Seed Collection and Preservation 99 Crop Diversity   Crop production and management information were elaborately collected, and included the number of crops grown by the farmers both during the summer and winter seasons, area put under each harvest, inputs used and crop management options adopted e.g. weeding frequency per crop, application of chemicals, and cropping systems used.

      Sustainable crop production reintegrates this cycle, using animal manure, compost and other natural fertilizers to improve soil health and ecosystem-based pest controls instead of chemical pesticides. Sustainable crop farmers include growers of vegetables, fruit, flowers, grains, nuts, fiber (like cotton) or any other farmed plant. Conservation agriculture and sustainable crop intensification: a Zimbabwe case study. [Lungowe Sepo Marongwe; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: as a practice for sustainable crop production intensification in farming communities across Zimbabwe by various Read.

      This case study of Zimbabwe has examined developments in biotechnology against the background of a well-developed national agricultural research, plant breeding and seeds system. It has then assessed the constraints to biotechnology research, technology development and diffusion in the light of the resources available and the technology transfer mechanisms in place for.   Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy and development of Pakistan providing food to consumers, raw materials to industries, and a market for industrial goods. Unfortunately, agricultural production is stagnant due to several barriers including a fixed cropping pattern, reliance on a few major crops, a narrow genetic pool, poor seed quality, and a changing climate. In addition, the.


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