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January 28th, 2019 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali writes:

The ideas in today’s sharing about how to achieve high crop yields are mainly drawn from the “Think Agronomy” newsletter published by the Kenyan-based Centre of Excellence for Crop Rotation. 

In a simple experiment last year it was possible to produce 11.84 tonnes of barley from one hectare although the average yield rate in Kenya for the crop stands at between 2.5 and 3 tonnes per hectare. 

We have to take interest in the steps taken to achieve this extraordinary success because if they are followed by any farmer growing other crops like peas, beans, maize, and groundnuts here in Uganda, high yields can be achieved. Read more