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Understanding small-scale farmers response measures to desert locust invasion in agriculture fields

a case study of Kalumwange farm Block-Kaoma district of Zambia

Understanding small-scale farmers response measures to desert locust invasion in agriculture fields

a case study of Kalumwange farm Block-Kaoma district of Zambia

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Kalumwange Farm Block is the largest farm block in the Western Province of Zambia. The farm block is situated in the Kaoma district, and small-scale farmers mainly occupy it. With a size of 100,000 hectares, on average, Kalumwange Farm Block produces over 1,242,000 kilograms of maize. This is in a farming season free from pest infestations in agriculture fields and without the challenges of acquiring farming inputs like seeds and fertilizer. The 2019/20 farming season in Kalumwange Farm Block was faced with an invasion of desert locusts in agriculture fields.

OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
AfdelingManagement of Development
PartnerHogeschool Van Hall Larenstein
Datum2021-09-01
TypeMaster
TaalEngels

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