conservation agriculture

Videos

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In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.

In the media

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Source: Daily Trust (23 May 2019)

CIMMYT researchers report a sub-surface drip fertigation system combined with conservation agriculture uses less water to produce the same wheat and rice yields.

Assistant Research Associate

Associate Scientist - Cropping Systems Agronomist
News

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After eight years of project learning, reflections on what conservation agriculture means for African smallholder farmers, the dialogue between scientists and policy makers, and next steps.

Senior Scientist | Agricultural System Modelor

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Senior Scientist - Agricultural System/Climate Change
Features

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Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.

Features

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A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.

Features

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Conservation agriculture has potential to conserve soils, improve yields and limit environmental impacts.

Features

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Ten farmers in a hot and dry area of Zimbabwe trial intercropping legumes and green manure cover crops alongside their maize, to assess their impact on soil fertility.

Features

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An increasing number of youth across eastern and southern Africa are creating a stable living as entrepreneurs in agricultural mechanization service provision.

Principal Cropping Systems Agronomist

Cropping Systems Agronomist