Effects Of Soil And Water Conservation Techniques On Soil Productivity And Bean Grain Yield In Nyamasheke District, Rwanda

ABSTRACT

Erosion due to water runoff is one of the major factors that lead to poor soil productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The increase in population has driven the populace to inhabit marginal frontiers; worsening the erosion problem. This study evaluated the effects of some soil and water conservation (SWC) techniques on soil productivity and bean yield in Nyamasheke District; characterized by steep topography, higher precipitation and intensive agricultural activities. The study was conducted at Birembo watershed located in Macuba Sector. The specific objectives were (1) To identify common SWC techniques practiced and adoption challenges, (2) To evaluate the effects of SWC techniques on some soil physio-chemical properties, (3) To determine the effect of SWC techniques on soil loss, (4) To determine the effect of SWC techniques on bean crop yields. Semi-structured questionnaires were randomly administrated to 99 farmers to collect survey data. Field trials and soil analysis were used to record effects of SWC soil properties. Randomized complete block design replicated three times under bush beans production was employed. This was arranged in split plots with three levels of slope aspect: high (> 30%) , Medium (15-30%) and low (

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APA

Tugizimana, J (2021). Effects Of Soil And Water Conservation Techniques On Soil Productivity And Bean Grain Yield In Nyamasheke District, Rwanda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-soil-and-water-conservation-techniques-on-soil-productivity-and-bean-grain-yield-in-nyamasheke-district-rwanda

MLA 8th

Tugizimana, Joas "Effects Of Soil And Water Conservation Techniques On Soil Productivity And Bean Grain Yield In Nyamasheke District, Rwanda" Afribary. Afribary, 27 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-soil-and-water-conservation-techniques-on-soil-productivity-and-bean-grain-yield-in-nyamasheke-district-rwanda. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

MLA7

Tugizimana, Joas . "Effects Of Soil And Water Conservation Techniques On Soil Productivity And Bean Grain Yield In Nyamasheke District, Rwanda". Afribary, Afribary, 27 May. 2021. Web. 25 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-soil-and-water-conservation-techniques-on-soil-productivity-and-bean-grain-yield-in-nyamasheke-district-rwanda >.

Chicago

Tugizimana, Joas . "Effects Of Soil And Water Conservation Techniques On Soil Productivity And Bean Grain Yield In Nyamasheke District, Rwanda" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-soil-and-water-conservation-techniques-on-soil-productivity-and-bean-grain-yield-in-nyamasheke-district-rwanda