Study shows service provider models in Africa, Latin America and South Asia increase smallholder access to agricultural machinery, but can remain dependent on projects to tackle major bottlenecks for scaling.
Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.
Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)
Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.