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Booktitle:

The Profitability of Integrated Nutrient Management Practices

The Acceptance and Profitability of Soil Improvement Practices in Tororo District in Uganda

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-10-16 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-09148-9

ISBN-10:
3639091485
EAN:
9783639091489
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In eastern Uganda, soils have been characterised as limited in Nitrogen. Soil management technologies were therefore incorporated into farming systems in Tororo district, eastern Uganda. The objectives were to determine: the optimal combinations of legume cover crops or biomass transfer species and inorganic fertilizers for replenishing fertility; the acceptance levels and the farmer perceptions of 8 shrub- and tree species. Partial budgeting, linear programming analysis and descriptive statistics were used as analytical tools. 100% Mucuna pruriens incorporation and 0.9 t ha-1 Tithonia diversifolia incorporation with an inorganic nitrogen application at the rate of 30 kilograms hectare-1 were found to be the optimal soil management options on 0.045 and 0.872 hectares of land respectively, with investment costs of 495,120 Uganda Shillings.The major problematic aspects were technology accessibility and labour constraints. The strengthening of advisory services, government facilitated input delivery through private sector supply would play a critical role in soil fertility replenishment in Uganda.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Pali Pamela
Number of pages:
68
Published on:
2008-10-16
Stock:
Available
Category:
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, nutrition
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Intergrated Nutrient Management, Acceptance, Profitability, Tororo, Uganda, Linear programming, Linear programming

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