Cowpea-maize relay cropping: A method for sustainable agricultural intensification in northern Ghana?

Submitted by marcel.lubbers on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:22
Abstract

Northern Ghana has an annual human population growth of around 2% and includes some of the most food insecure regions of the country, and therefore, a clear need exists for sustainably increasing crop yields. Currently maize is the most important cereal and one of the most important staple crops of northern Ghana. By adding a short duration cowpea variety, in the form of a cowpea-maize relay cropping system, to this maize cropping system, overall yields could increase, soil fertility could be improved, and cropping systems could become more diversified...

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Author
Wytze Marinus
Country
Ghana
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Keywords
sustainable agricultural, intensification, Ghana?
Mentor(s)
A.C. Franke, K.E. Giller
Type
MSc