conservation agriculture

Business Development Manager

Agricultural Mechanization Expert
Climate adaptation and mitigation
Explainers

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

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.

Systems Agronomist
Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: IPP Media (14 Dec 2019)

CIMMYT introduced farmers Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa to conservation agriculture.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Infographics

A new series of infographics outlines the challenges that must be addressed in order to scale adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices in southern Africa.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

A recent study from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows that conservation agriculture and other climate-smart technologies are increasing yields and farmer resilience amidst drought episodes in southern Africa.

Capacity development
News

This distinction acknowledges work that has had great international impact in the sciences and other fields.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Rising populations will squeeze food systems worldwide. Science and partnerships can help.

Agricultural Development Officer