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.
Development initiatives are only truly successful when participants graduate, adopt and leave.
Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.