What are experiences with conservation agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Veronica Spaethlooking for new projects
Conservation agriculture is a farming method based on minimum mechanical soil disturbance, permanent organic soil cover and the rotation of divers crops. The approach can result in improved productivity and increased profits while preserving resources and the environment. An example is the SIMLESA program of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR): Due to a declining yield in Maize which was caused by repeated plowing practices and a lack of nutrients in the soil, a maize/bean rotation was implemented. The outcome was an increase in yield and an overall improvement of the crops.
Feb 01, 2016
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