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11th IFOAM
Scientific Conference
11-15 August 1996
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Kraal Manure in Sustainable Agriculture E13

Kiango, W.

Hima DANIDA Project P.O. Box 1187, Iringa, Tanzania.

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The most important factors limiting agricultural production in Iringa District is deterioration of soil fertility, high prices of in organic fertilisers and accessibility to the villages.

Recently, there has been an increased interest in the use of organic materials as a locally and cheap available source of nutrients for crop production.

This paper describes the findings obtained from a survey which was conducted in Iringa District about the extent of the current use of organic manure. It outlines different nutrient values of different manures and benefit of there use. It also discusses the constraints which restrict their widespread use and suggests strategies for encouraging their more effective use in the future.

Le Mare, P. (1959): Soil fertility studies in three areas of Tanganyik. Empire Journal of Experimental Agriculture 27:220.

Author (1971): The long-term effects of fertilizers, farmyard manure and leys at Mwanhala, western Tanzania. East Africa Agriculture and Forestry Journal 37:8-14.

Uriyo, A.P.; Mongi, H.D.; Chowdhury, M.S; Singh, B.R; Semoka, J.M.R. (1971): Introductory Soil Science. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: SUA (1983). Workshop on Resource-efficient Farming Methods for Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Science, Morogoro, Tanzania: MALD (1986).