Malawi farmers nurture soil grow incomes with conservation agriculture

CIMMYT introduced farmers Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa to conservation agriculture.

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) introduced farmers Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa to conservation agriculture, along with five other families in their community.

“I have learnt a lot from this experiment. I can see that with crop rotation, mulching and intercropping I get bigger and healthier maize cobs. The right maize spacing, one seed at the time planted in a row, creates a good canopy which preserves the soil moisture in addition to the mulch effect,” Massi explains.

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