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Abstract            Volume:11  Issue-4  Year-2023         Original Research Articles

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Diversification of Cropping Systems as an Approach to Enhancing Crop Productivity: A Review
Eshetu Yadete*
Jimma Research Center, P.O. Box 192, Jimma, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Climate change could have negative consequences for agricultural production that generated a desire to build resilience into agricultural systems. One rational and cost-effective method may be the implementation of increased agricultural crop diversification. Crop diversification can improve resilience in different ways: by engendering a greater ability to suppress pest outbreaks and dampen pathogen transmission, increasing natural enemies, agroecology conservation, soil fertility management, which may worsen under future climate scenarios, as well as by buffering crop production from the effects of greater climate variability and extreme events. It can be implemented in a variety of forms and at a variety of scales, allowing farmers to choose a strategy that both increases resilience and provides economic benefits. Furthermore, relative to mono cropping systems, the vast majority of diversification systems have either neutral or positive effects on productivity crops, and either reduce or have neutral effects on crop income volatility. From an agronomic point of view, crop rotation and intercropping play important roles in food security, climate resilience, soil fertility management, agroecology conservation, discouraging insect pests, and increasing natural enemies. Therefore, developing countries must be part of any diversification strategy to enhance crop productivity.

Keywords: Cropping systems, Crop rotation, Diversification, Intercropping, Poly culture.
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Eshetu Yadete. 2023. Diversification of Cropping Systems as an Approach to Enhancing Crop Productivity: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 11(4): 30-38
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2023.1104.004
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