An assessment of  performance of soya bean
Majority of small holder farmers in Zimbabwe are located in marginal rainfall areas where soils are sandy and less fertile. These farmers have been known to grow drought resistant varieties of maize, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in order to fight hunger and malnourishment. Due to environmental, ecological and other constraints, small holder farmers rarely produce surplus to generate income. Most farmers are now diverting from traditional crops into soya bean (Glycine max) production that is fetching lucrative prices on the market, despite being capital intensive as well as the harsh environments where the farmers are located.The farmers are often confronted with the problem of how to choose the best soya bean varieties suitable for their localities.The objective of this study was to apply the Randomised Complete Block Design to determine the best soya bean variety suitable for low rainfall areas in Zimbabwe. We investigated three major components namely germinability, surviv