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Conditions favoring coffee farming in east Africa

Conditions favoring coffee farming in east Africa

Coffee is the chief exchange earner crop of Uganda but Kenya is the biggest producer in East Africa. There are two types of coffee; Arabica coffee is mainly grown on the slopes of mountain Elgon, Rukungiri, Kabarole, Kabale, Aberdare ranges, Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro slopes, Mt. Usambara, and Mt. Meru near Arusha and Moshi. Robusta coffee …

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Problems facing nomadic pastoralism

Nomadic pastoralism involves constant or seasonal movement or migration of nomads and their livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, donkeys, and camels) from one place to another in search of green pastures and water The following are problems facing nomadic pastoralism Extensive drought cause water shortages and lack of pastures leading to death of livestock wild animals …

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Problems facing cotton farmers in Kenya

The following are problems facing cotton farmers in Kenya Substandard production method unpredictable climatic condition increased soil fertility cotton plants are attacked by pest and diseases production is very demanding making cotton unpopular low cotton prices thus lack incentives for farmers farmers cooperatives dealing with cotton have managerial problems importation of second-hand clothes causes cotton …

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Characteristics of nomadic pastoralism

Nomadic pastoralism involves constant or seasonal movement or migration of nomads and their livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, donkeys, and camels) from one place to another in search of green pastures and water The following are characteristics of nomadic pastoralism Seasonal movement of nomads and their livestock cattle are kept as a sign of wealth a …

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Characteristics of intensive subsistence farming

Intensive subsistence farming is the growing of crops and rearing of animals on small scale for subsistence purpose for example growing cereal crops like cassava and beans for domestic consumption. it is mostly practised in less developed countries like Zambia and some parts of Asia. The following are characteristics of intensive subsistence farming they use …

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8 similarities between rotational bush fallowing and shifting cultivation

8 similarities between rotational bush fallowing and shifting cultivation

shifting bush fallowing is an advanced form of shifting cultivation replacing tradition shifting cultivation because of population increase leading to scarcity of land and need for agricultural modernisation. it involves farmers moving from one plot to another when land loses fertility but on the same area on rotational basis on the other hand, shifting cultivation …

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