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Cereal legume intercropping studies in Malawi

Citation

Nyagumbo, Isaiah; Dakishoni, Laifolo; Magalasi, Mufunanji; Ghimire, Sita (2022), Cereal legume intercropping studies in Malawi, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hmgqnk9kr

Abstract

Innovations in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutritional Security in Africa (InnovAfrica), a European Commission funded project validated and upscaled cereal legume intercropping technology in Dedza and Mzimba districts of Malawi involving farmers in between year 2017 and 2020. The results from the intercropping experiment of three cereals (maize, sorghum, and finger millet) and various legume species (pigeonpea, soyabeans, Bambara nut, groundnut, cowpea, and common beans) are presented in this data set.

Methods

Three cereal crops; maize, sorghum, and finger millet and various legume species; including pigeonpea, soyabeans, Bambara nut, groundnut, cowpea, and common beans were tested using different farming practices in farmer’s fields of Dedza and Mzimba districts of Malawi. The performance data of different cereal-legume intercropping systems were recorded. Field data were collected on paper and latter entered into computer using Microsoft Excel and reviewed for accurateness.

Usage Notes

Microsoft Excel. There is no restriction for this data use.

Funding

European Union, Award: 727201