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Women and Agricultural Production on Swazi Nation Land Carolyn

Swazi Nation Land. Carolyn Sachs. Christine Roach. Research project conducted with funding from the Office of Women in Development, AID, through the South-East ..... our work on the informal surveys, discussions with other professionals .... and Low and Fowler (1980) point out, maize production is usually aimed at.


Adoption and Impacts of Improved Maize Production Technology: A

Adoption and Impacts of Improved. Maize Production. Technology: A Case Study of the. Ghana Grains. Development Project. Michael L. Morris, Robert Tripp, and ... Economics Program Paper 99-01. ... environment; Economic analysis; Economic trends; Economic policies; Human nutrition; Surveys; Sampling; Case studies.


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ABSTRACT. The purpose of this paper was to compare the factors affecting broiler production of contract and non- contract broiler farmers in the Manzini Region of Swaziland. The study used a descriptive qualitative and quantitative survey approach and utilized purposive sampling. The target population consisted of broiler.


Determining Factors That Affect Maize Production In Turbo

This research project report is my original work and has not been presented to any other university for any award. ...... of the FAO/ WFP in Swaziland, showed that the production of the country's staple food, maize was on ...... sample survey, experiments, observational studies, etc. are involved. The sample size to be ...

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Preferences and constraints of maize farmers in the development

Apr 18, 2013 ... Research. Full Length Research Paper. Preferences and constraints of maize farmers in the development and adoption of improved varieties in the mid-altitude ... most important strategies to increase maize production by small-scale farmers in Western Ethiopia. ...... Agricultural sample survey. Report on ...

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March 1991. Research and Planning Division. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Mbabane, Swaziland. Land Tenure Center. University of Wisconsin. Madison ... A random sample of fifty advanced farmers was drawn and a questionnaire ..... gross crop sales; landholdings; frequency of maize sales; importance of farm.


Technical efficiency of maize production in Swaziland: A stochastic

Nov 2, 2012 ... Full Length Research Paper. Technical efficiency of maize production ... Maize farming in Swaziland is divided into subsistence farming on Swazi Nation Land ( SNL) and commercial farming on Title Deed .... determining sample size (S) of a randomly chosen sample from a given population (N) was used to ...


sustainable agriculture among subsistence farmers in swaziland

The study comprises five separate but related research papers intended to document the introduction and adoption of ...... Maize, the staple crop for the Swazi people, experienced a production decrease of about 70% since 1995 and the maize yields, cultivation area as well as productivity per hectare became variable with a.



This document is a result of passionate and dedicated work by the MDG technical team. ... Swazi Nation Land. SHIES. - Swaziland Household and Income Expenditure Survey. MT. - Metric Tones. VAC. - Vulnerability Assessment Committee. NERCHA ..... taken a decline and in particular maize production has drastically ...


Challenges Facing Small Scale Maize Farmers in Western Province

The national maize production levels in Kenya have been declining from an all time high of ... This paper therefore addresses the challenges facing the small ... 2.1 Research Design. Ex-post facto research design was used via a cross sectional survey. This was because the study used naturally occurring treatments on ...



SWAZILAND: COUNTRY REPORT. TO THE FAO INTERNATIONAL. TECHNICAL CONFERENCE. ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES. (Leipzig,1996) .... There is crop agriculture on only one-eight of the land. Much of the land is used for cattle ranching and grazing, with maize and beans being cultivated in the small.



The 2006–2007 Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey researched both rural and urban households and found that the former were generally in a more precarious situation. For example, the survey found that 29% of children under the age of 5 suffered from stunted growth (43% of those aged 18-23 months) and that ...


The Role of Women in Agriculture

Time use surveys, which are more comprehensive but typically not nationally representative, add ... Key words: Women, gender, agriculture, labour force, employment, production, time-use, demographics, market ... 1 This paper is based on background research in support of the preparation of FAO's The State of Food and.


MAIZE - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the

Jun 1, 2011 ... This challenge is the main reason that the CGIAR centers engaged in maize research, together with a ... information-constrained smallholders to close the maize yield gap, lower production costs, and reduce ..... commodity work, and provide guidance for using upstream state-of-the art biotechnology and.


Monitoring agriculture sector performance in Swaziland: investment

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitates the overall work of ReSAKSS in partnership .... Table 5.2 Average maize production, harvested area and yield in Swaziland, 2000–2011. 29 ..... Africa (ReSAKSS–SA) in 2011 formulated a questionnaire to guide national collaborators during the collection.


National Indicative Programme (2014 - 2020) for co-operation

Jun 24, 2014 ... Domestic production of maize, the staple crop in Swaziland and mainly grown on Swazi Nation Land (SNL)5, is insufficient to meet domestic requirements, with a shortfall of 30,000 MT registered in 2011-12, according to the 2011 Vulnerability. Assessment Committee (VAC) report, meaning the country is ...


Effect of Climate Change on Maize (Zea mays) Production and Food

in Swaziland. To achieve the objective, secondary data on rainfall in two agro- ecological zones and maize production from 1990 to 2009 were analysed using ... climate variability and the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture are highly uncertain. The report by. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) [ 13] ...

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Drought tolerant maize for farmer adaptation to drought in sub

This paper focuses on recent advances in maize research that hold promise for helping. African farmers adapt to ... Around 40 % of Africa's maize-growing area faces occasional drought stress in which yield losses ..... Sample sizes for the six surveys ranged from 400 to 900 farm households, depending on the area of maize ...


research report a national survey on prevalence and social

RESEARCH REPORT ..... Sampling. Study Population. These were as follows: a. Youth (students in SSS 1,2&3,and out of school youth aged between 15-. 24 years) b. Key informants within the selected districts such as spiritual/traditional ..... Crops commonly grown includes millet, guinea corn, groundnuts, onions and.


Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07 [FR202]

This report summarises the findings of the 2006-07 Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey (SDHS) carried out ... survey. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa assisted during the design phase of the survey. The opinions expressed herein are ...... Sample implementation: Women 15-49 .