conservation agriculture

Climate change
Features

Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.

Innovation and technology
Videos

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

Agricultural Innovation Scientist
Innovation and technology
In the media

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.

Cropping Systems Agronomist

Assistant Research Associate

Research Platforms Coordinator
Food security
News

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.

Food security
Features

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

Food security
Features

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

Food security
Features

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

Food security
Features

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.

Capacity development
Features

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