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August 24th, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Henry Michael Ssali writes: Anybody that plans to go into crop production should consider acquiring land whose soil holds sufficient plant nutrients and has the potential to keep enough water for the crops to grow well. Good soil is important because it is the main medium that supports plant growth.

A few trees planted in and around the garden protect the soil against wind erosion. Their roots hold up the soil and guard it against soil erosion. The farmer whose garden is on a slope should dig trenches across the garden to trap run-off rainwater See more