To be able to feed ourselves and our families we need farming systems that create high yields. In these online web pages (AfriCropDST) we have developed methods to help you, the small to medium hold farmer, get the best yields for your staple crops.
There are a number of important issues to understanding the use of the information presented.
Please read the Introduction if this is your first time using the tool.
This advice is based on our research, other references and to some extent on what is referred to as Conservation Agriculture (CA).
This tool is primarily aimed at improving certain African crop staples through assistance with decisions on how much fertiliser and which broad cultivar type to use based on the predicted rainfall and soil type in your particular region and farm. Other useful information on improving crop yields can be found on the Improving crop yields page.
To use the online tool:
The following technical documents are available for download:
Data sources for the map layers:
Please click on a location using the AfriCropDST Tool to display model results for that location.