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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview Vol: 2 Issue: 2

An Investigation on the Adoption Levels of Soil and Water Conservation Practices among Small Holder Farmers in Lake Chilwa Basin: Lessons from Malosa and Likangala Extension Planning Areas

Emily Therah Luwanda*
Principal Land Resources Conservation Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Agricultural Development Division, Machinga, Liwonde, PO Box 3, Malawi
Corresponding author : Emily Therah Luwanda
Principal Land Resources Conservation Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Agricultural Development Division, Machinga, Liwonde, PO Box 3, Malawi
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E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received: June 14, 2013 Accepted: November 14, 2013 Published: January 07, 2014
Citation: Luwanda ET (2014) An Investigation on the Adoption Levels of Soil and Water Conservation Practices among Small Holder Farmers in Lake Chilwa Basin: Lessons from Malosa and Likangala Extension Planning Areas. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 2:2. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000120

Abstract

An Investigation on the Adoption Levels of Soil and Water Conservation Practices among Small Holder Farmers in Lake Chilwa Basin: Lessons from Malosa and Likangala Extension Planning Areas

About 85% of land degradation in the world is caused by soil erosion which is caused by water (Omatayo and Chukwuka, 2009). In many tropical and subtropical, soil erosion is a serious threat to long-term agricultural productivity unless appropriate soil conservation measures can be implemented. These problems have serious implications on the economy and the ability of the country to feed itself (Amphlett (1984). With a variable climate and unreliable weather pattern, it is increasingly becoming essential to make sure that the little water that falls to the earth is stored in a proper way for agriculture and other uses. This can be made possible by following recommended soil and water conservation practices in farmer’s fields or gardens.

Keywords: Land degradation, Chilwa basin, Water Conservation Practices, Extension Planning Areas

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