Conservation agriculture (CA) is increasingly being accepted across the globe are being considered as harbinger for sustainable intensification of smallholder production systems. Its positive impact on natural resources, and adaptation to and mitigation of climate change effects are widely acknowledged. In Asia, CA is a relatively new introduction and hence capacity development of is vital for development, adaptation and scaling CA based technologies for impact at scale on smallholder farmers in the region. Therefore a course on conservation agriculture shall offer unique capacity development opportunity to the scientific community associated with natural resource management research for development. The advanced course on CA in Asia, was initiated during 2010 and the seventh in series is being organized by CIMMYT and BISA under the aegis of CGIAR Research Programs on WHEAT, CCAFS, and in close collaboration with Indian NARS (ICAR, PAU etc).
This course links the advances and multidisciplinary approach for sustainable intensification of maize and wheat based system, restoration of natural resource degradation and climate resilient production systems with vast expertise across Asia, Africa and Americas. Keeping in view the high response, the course has become a regular flagship activity wherein selected young men and women researchers from NARS as well as international organizations and NGOs across Asia involved in CA bases sustainable intensification can be benefited.
Nominations to reach Training Executive on or before 15th July, 2016