Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.
In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.
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.
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.
Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.
A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.
With multi-sector support for climate-sensitive practices, African farmers can boost food security and resilience
Conservation agriculture has potential to conserve soils, improve yields and limit environmental impacts.
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.
An increasing number of youth across eastern and southern Africa are creating a stable living as entrepreneurs in agricultural mechanization service provision.