CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) mechanization specialists, Frédéric Baudron, Timothy Krupnik and Jelle Van Loon shared their experiences on mechanization across the world in a recently published Rural21 feature. To view a summary of the successes and challenges to mechanization adoption discussed in Rural 21, view the article on Inside CIMMYT here. Further reading on mechanization in East and Southern Africa may be viewed here in Baudron’s recently released paper in Food Security.
An international conservation agriculture (CA) workshop to be held during China Science Week (30 June–4 July 2015) will bring CIMMYT CA researchers, colleagues and national researchers together with the objective of building agro-ecological capacity among researchers in western China. At the workshop, hosted by CIMMYT-China, participants will discuss subjects such as CA successes and the science and practical agronomy underpinning CA, and will view field displays of CA benefits.
For a second year in a row, $25,000 will be awarded to projects contributing to food security and sustainability in Mexico’s agricultural sector.
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