Stage 2 Crop Rotation
In the second phase, the program will turn the Rough area of Soweto country club into a highly agricultural land of vegetal production that will ensure food security for the community, using a 3 years program of crop rotation to prevent soil erosion. The use of a crop rotation sequence, rather than continual successive plantings of the same crop can play a role in reducing soil erosion as well as provide other benefits (vary the rooting depth and thereby moisture and nutrient uptake, restore soil structure, break pest and disease cycles, help maintain soil fertility, Hudson 1981).
- Vegetables play a central role in addressing food security and providing nutritional supplements and requirements to people.
- Vegetable production is largely driven by the expansion of the domestic market and is important for job creation and food security. It has been placed in the quadrant of having both high-growth potential AND being labour intensive.