conservation agriculture

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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

Nutrition, health and 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.

Principal Scientist

Principal Cropping Systems Agronomist

Systems Agronomist

Cropping Systems Agronomist
Innovations
Blogs

Development initiatives are only truly successful when participants graduate, adopt and leave.

Innovations
Features

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.

Capacity development