Day 05

Land husbandry


  • Morning:
    • Theoretical introduction to land husbandry, including fertility management, erosion control, water conservation, inter-cropping and agroforestry.
  • Afternoon:
    • Prepare a small plot on a slope near ADPP for planting Jatropha. Use the A-frame to align water conservation structures with contours.


After this day the participants will have an overview of common land husbandry practises and the reason for practising them. They will also have tried some of the practises in the field which should give them a feeling for the time and work required.

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Maposa Henderson (2009): Husbandy - Common Field Problems   1802k v. 2 15 Feb 2011, 06:59 Banana hill Consultants