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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1998

Increasing pearl millet production through improved use of grain legumes and animal manures (Namibia)

Pearl Millet Namibia

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Increasing pearl millet production through improved use of grain legumes and animal manures (Namibia)

Pays : Namibie

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R7069

DFID Programme : Plant Sciences Research

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Overseas Development Group, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia (ODG)
Managing Institutes : CAZS Natural Resources, University of Wales, Bangor (CAZS-NR)
Collaborating Institutes : Department of Agricultural Research and Extension, Mahanene Research Station ; Kavango Farming Systems Research and Extension Project

Durée : 01-01-1998 à 30-06-2001

Objectif  : To conduct research on improving the use of grain legumes and animal manure to increase the amount and stability of pearl millet production in cropping systems in the Northern Communal Areas of Namibia.

Descriptif
There is a growing need for a more intensive production system able to cope with an increasing population. This is particularly relevant in Namibia’s North Central Region (NRC) where a high population density has already developed (with heavy reliance on remittances), but also in Kavango Region where the traditional shifting cultivation systems are giving way to more continuous cropping systems. There is a need to increase the reliability of pearl millet production by poor small-holder farmers. This will help secure the food needs of poor households and also provide cash when production is in excess of food and storage requirements. There is a lack of low-risk strategies available to resource poor farmers, trappng them at or below subsistence levels.

Total Cost to DFID : £211,711

Présentation : UKAID

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