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Role of sustainable agricultural intensification in food and nutrition security of smallholder subsistence farmers: Evidence from cereal legume intercropping in Eastern Ethiopia

Citation

Hundessa, Feyisa; Bezu, Tewodros; Kibret, Kibebew (2022), Role of sustainable agricultural intensification in food and nutrition security of smallholder subsistence farmers: Evidence from cereal legume intercropping in Eastern Ethiopia, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.k6djh9w93

Abstract

This data set is a biological data generated through field experimentation on cereal legume intercropping. In general, the contents of the data set are type of treatment (experimental materials), site of experiment, biomass and grain yields, etc. There is no legal and ethical issues related to this data set and its process of generation. The data can be re-used with proper acknowledgement of the authors. 

Methods

Experimental design and Treatment

The experiment included a total of six treatments laid in Randomized Complete Block design with three replications. The treatments were two maize varieties (BH 661 and BHQPY 545) as a sole and intercropped with the two common bean varieties on farmers’ fields, with sole planting of the common bean varieties included at the Raare research site only.

Data collection

Biomass yield (BMY): Determined by weighing the total air-dried above ground biomass yield of plants in the two middle rows.

Grain yield per plot (GY): Grain yield in kilogram of plants from the two middle rows and adjusted to 10% moisture level and then it was converted to kg ha-1..

Usage Notes

The data is original data generated from field experimentation. The data was generated during 2019 cropping season. Any interested body can partially analyze and re-use it. The data is prepared in excell spread sheet. 

Funding

European Commission, Award: 727201