How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.
Source: The Herald (21 May 2019)
Announcement by Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement was made at CIMMYT FACASI project meeting.
Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.
A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.
By reducing drudgery, irrigation and costs, conservation agriculture enables the soil of the charlands to produce rice and maize yields consecutively.
CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.
Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.
Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.
Policy to encourage alternative crops for wheat farmers in South Asia a short-term solution at best, say CIMMYT researchers