SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE

HERE YOU WILL GET KNOWLEDGE ON SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE COVERING AREAS SUCH AS
CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE AT SUBSISTENCE LEVEL
EFFECT OF RAPID POPULATION GROWTH ON SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURE

Sugarcane farming in Kenya

Sugar Cane Growing In Kenya

Sugarcane is a coarse perennial grass belonging to the Saccharum family. It was introduced in Kenya in 1902 by an Australian farmer whereby commercial growing began in Miwani, Kibos, and Ramisi. Main Growing Areas Nyanza: Muhoroni, Miwani, Chemilil and Awendo.Coastal: Ramisi.Western: Mumias, Nzoia, Kabras, Nambele Conditions Favouring Sugarcane growing (requirements) Physical High temperatures(21◦c-27◦C) High and …

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Characteristics and advantages of mixed farming

Characteristics and advantages of Mixed Farming

Mixed farming is the growing of crops and rearing animals on the same farm. For example if you grow maize and beans and at the same time you rear cattle and sheep that kind of farming is referred to as mixed farming. The following are Characteristics of mixed farming Crops are grown and animals reared …

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Conditions favoring rice farming

Conditions for growth of rice

Rice in Uganda, it’s grown in Pallisa, Namutumba, Bugiri, Manafwa, and Iganga in eastern Uganda. Upland rice does not require a lot of water and so it’s grown in Wakiso, Kayunga, and Mukono districts. It’s also grown at the Kibimba rice scheme, Doho rice scheme, and Olwenyi rice scheme near Lake Kyoga. In Kenya, it’s …

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Condition favoring cotton farming

CONDITIONS FOR GROWTH OF COTTON

COTTON in Uganda It is grown in Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Tororo, Oyam, Dokolo, Amolatar, Kaberamaido, Iganga, Kasese, Apac and Kamuli. In Kenya, it is grown in the Nyanza province near Kisumu and Bungoma. In Tanzania, it is grown near Tabora, the Kondoa region, and in Sukuma land. CONDITIONS FOR GROWTH OF COTTON                The alternating wet …

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Conditions for tobacco farming

Conditions for tobacco farming

Tobacco is a commercial non-food plant that is consumed by smoking and by chewing. It’s used in the manufacturing of cigarettes. It’s widely grown in the West Nile region of Uganda e.g. Arua, Adjumani, Nebbi, Yumbe, and Moyo. Other areas where it’s grown in Uganda include; Kiryandongo, Nakasongola, Kigezi, Bushenyi, Wakiso, Mubende, Masindi, Oyam, and …

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8 similarities between rotational bush fallowing and shifting cultivation

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ROTATIONAL BUSH FALLOWING AND SHIFTING CULTIVATION

DEFINITION OF BUSH FALLOWING AND SHIFTING CULTIVATION shifting bush fallowing is an advanced form of shifting cultivation replacing traditional shifting cultivation because of population increase leading to scarcity of land and need for agricultural modernization. it involves farmers moving from one plot to another when land loses fertility but on the same area on a …

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