PCP 503 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PCP 503

COURSE TITLE: Farming Systems

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: 2 Hours of Lecture, 3 hours of Practicals per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr.  Elemo Kehinde Adebowale

Email: elemokehinde@hotmail.com

Office Location: Room  155  COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. Thomas Fabunmi

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Concepts, Definitions and Classification of farming Systems. Factors determining farming systems: physical, biological and socioeconomic. Characteristics of the small- scale tropical farming systems Nomadic farming, shifting cultivation, fallow rotation, permanent cultivation, ley farming etc.  Intercropping, mono-cropping, sole cropping, sequential cropping, relay cropping, strip cropping. Important crop based farming systems: lowland rice-based, upland cereal-based, root crop – based, small – scale mixed farming, irrigated small-holder farming, small holder farming with plantation (perennial) crop – based, and agro-forestry. Farming systems research: descriptive and prescriptive

PCP 503 Lecture Note

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