Flood-Recession Cropping Project

Funding Organization: University Research Board

Brief description of the project:
Flood-recession cropping is an ancient practice whereby farmers plant crops in floodplains as soon as floodwaters subside and the soil is workable.

This cropping system is represents a unique adaptation to climate extremes namely drought and floods, and poor soil fertility that constrain crop production in semi-arid Sub-Saharan Africa. The current study aims at improving crop yields through development of appropriate agronomic practices. The project consists of participatory field experiments and modeling crop growth. The study is being conducted in the Zambezi Valley in northern Zimbabwe.

Research Team Leader: Innocent Wadzanayi Nyakudya (PhD)

E-mail: pupunege@yahoo.com, inyakudya@buse.ac.zw

Other Team Members:

  • Luke Jimu (PhD)
  • Chimweta Moreblessing (PhD Student)