In Mozambique average yields of seed cotton range from 400-750 kg/ha on smallholders’ farms, while those in research plots average 3,000 kg/ha. To improve productivity, integrated crop management (ICM) practices were promoted in cotton production systems, using farmer field schools (FFS). In addition, relevant information on cotton marketing was provided to the cotton growers. This paper examines the extent to which the initiative contributed to changes in farmer practices, productivity and income.
Musebe, R., Karanja, D., Caneiro, E., Flood, J., Desousa, H., Sualehe, F., Day, R., Kimani, M. and Agwanda, C. (2017) Retooling cotton growers for improved productivity in Mozambique: implications of integrated crop management practices. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 8(8), 93–101.
Retooling cotton growers for improved productivity in Mozambique: implications of integrated crop management practices
Published 1 December 2017