Review on Strategy of Developing Intercropping Practices

Solomon Teshome


Intercropping offers greater financial returns for a farmer. Intercropping will help farmers use the same land as available and yield more as well as diverse produce. It can be the insurance that farmers need, especially when the region is vulnerable to weather extremes. Drought, torrential rain, hurricanes or cyclones and various other weather elements can affect the yield of a given year or season. Conventional farming and mono-cropping systems in addition to depletion the natural resource, is caused environmental pollution. Intercropping can be defined as a multiple cropping system that two or more crops planted in a field during a growing season. Whatever the crop combinations, intercropping is an intensive and sustainable land use system which the farmer has evolved over the years through experimentation. The result of this review imply that development interventions realizing the economic and environmental potential of legumes-cereal crops will help to achieve a double goal of enhancing the livelihoods of households

Keywords: intercropping, mono-cropping

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-3-04

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