Agriculture: Plant perennials to save Africa's soils

@article{Glover2012AgriculturePP,
  title={Agriculture: Plant perennials to save Africa's soils},
  author={Jerry D. Glover and John P. Reganold and Cindy M. Cox},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={489},
  pages={359-361}
}
Rhoda Mang’yana’s half-hectare farm in Malawi produces more maize (corn) than her extended family of seven can eat. Some of the extra crop she sells. Some she feeds to pigs and goats, which she also sells. With the money she makes, she can pay her grand children’s school fees and buy essentials, such as soap and salt, that she has provided for her family since her husband died 15 years ago. As well as maize, Mang’yana’s farm supplies firewood and other types of animal feed. It is also resilient… CONTINUE READING