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Smallholder farming accounts for more than 90% of the agricultural production in highland perennial-banana-coffee-based farming systems intercropped with beans, maize, cassava, and other annual crops in the Kagera region in Northwest Tanzania. Our research looks at the current use of organic farm waste in 150 surveyed farm households and how farm waste management is related to biomass production and thus, livelihood. Further, we present the first results of farm households that have been trained in sustainable agricultural management including farm waste management.
UNU-FLORES PhD Researcher Anika Reetsch will present a poster entitled “The Integration of Organic Farm Waste in Degraded Smallholder Banana-Coffee-Farming Systems in the Kagera Region, Tanzania” at the Tropentag 2019.
The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition, and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use, and poverty alleviation worldwide. The Tropentag 2019 conference theme is “Filling Gaps and Removing Traps for Sustainable Resources Development”.
The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management, and rural development is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, ZALF e.V., Ghent University (Belgium), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria), and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in cooperation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).