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    Save and Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet - 7 2015
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    The seventh fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points and benefits of rotation maize-legume systems. Maize-legume systems usually produce less maize than monoculture, but provide higher economic returns. Generally, rotations provide better yields and higher profits than maize-legume intercropping.Higher land productivity makes maize-legume systems especially suitable for smallholders. One hectare of soybeans fixes 22 kg of nitrogen, produces 2.5 tonnes of forage, and reduces Striga infestations.
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    Save and Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet - 3 2015
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    The third fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points of the Quezungual Slash-and-Mulch Agroforestry System, or QSMAS in Honduras. The system builds up soil nutrient stocks, and produces maize yields double those of traditional shifting cultivation.It reduces the time needed for land preparation, prevents soil erosion, and improves the supply and quality of water for downstream consumers. Many ‘slash-and-mulch’ farmers have diversified production, primarily into home ga rdens and livestock. The system enhances ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration, and reduces methane emissions.
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    Save and Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet - 2/11 2016
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    The second fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points of the System of Rice Intensification in which rice is grown in moist, aerated soil. The system out-yields traditional flooded-rice production, while reducing the use of water, seed, fertilizer and pesticide. It increases production yields, emphasizes soil health, decreases methane emissions.

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