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Lesotho Farming Systems Research Project

Lesotho Farming Systems Research Project

program report, 1979-1986

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Published by Washington State University in Pullman, Wash .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lesotho.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Lesotho.,
    • Agricultural systems -- Lesotho.,
    • Agriculture -- Research -- Lesotho.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWashington State University, [Lesotho] Research Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Marketing, [and] United States Agency for International Development.
      ContributionsLesotho. Farming Systems Research., Washington State University., Lesotho. Ministry of Agriculture and Marketing., United States. Agency for International Development.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS473.L47 L47 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 495 p. :
      Number of Pages495
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2024335M
      LC Control Number90980367

      Lesotho has several parastatal organizations which are semi-autonomous or autonomous bodies such as Lesotho Highlands Development Authority and Lesotho National Development Corporation. These organizations usually facilitate the implementation of major public or donor-funded projects such as Lesotho Highlands Water Project, without engaging in.


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As a result, its contribution to Lesotho’s gross domestic product (GDP) has been declining. Lesotho - Smallholder Agriculture Development Project: restructuring (English) Abstract. The objective of the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) is to increase marketed output among project beneficiaries in Lesotho’s smallholder agriculture sector.

The changes to the SADP have been requested by the Kingdom of Lesotho’s. Doc Name Lesotho - Smallholder Agriculture Development Program Project Keywords agricultural activities, Agricultural Development, Agricultural extension, agricultural inputs, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural Policy, agricultural production.

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Goals / Objectives We propose to initiate a collaborative research program that will focus on the development and adoption of integrated conservation agriculture farming systems for small-holders in Lesotho. The first two years of this project will focus on the establishment of research trials across the different agro-ecological zones in Lesotho.

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3 In this study, smallholder farmers, defined on the basis of land and livestock holdings, cultivateFile Size: KB.research organisations and consultancies and the author for each section is shown in the text. The main narrative that runs through the text is given here, after a cautionary note about the stark differences between Lesotho and other countries in the Forum for .Aquaculture currently supplies around half of the fish consumed globally and is projected to grow from million metric tons in to tons by But significant improvements in aquaculture technologies, farming systems and value chains are needed to achieve this increase in production—and in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible.

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