How to Intercrop Yam, Maize, Melon and Cowpea

    | June 25, 2012

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    This week’s script provides instructions for planting four crops on the same piece of land. Intercropping is a traditional farming practice, inspired by generations of farmers who observed that some crops grow well when planted with some other kinds of crops. Intercropping has many advantages. It can reduce weed, pest and disease problems. When a farmer grows more kinds of food, the family diet is healthier. Intercropping is especially valuable for farmers who don’t have much land. It reduces the farmer’s risk, because if one crop fails, the other crops may continue to grow.