oa Agriprobe - Crop rotation and no-till - an assessment of the 20-year-old trials at Langgewens Research Farm : Elsenburg Journal

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Urban-Econ, in collaboration with Social Systems Scanners (SOSSCA), was appointed by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to undertake an impact evaluation of the Swartland Crop Rotation project on the Langgewens Research Farm near Moorreesburg. The goal of the assessment was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the long-term crop rotation trial, on the shift from monoculture cropping to rotation in the Swartland and of the sustainability of farming systems in this grain producing area. The evaluation also allowed suggestions to be made on the future of the project and to utilise known results to take sustainable crop production and food security forward. The project on Langgewens started in 1996 and is currently in its twentieth year. Finally the impact assessment assisted in providing recommendations for the future of this project and also in identifying research needs for possible new projects.

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