Authors conclude that no-till, no-burn practices can cut severe pollution in northern India and that they merit strong policy support, including enforcement of bans on burning straw.
Sustainable farming method can increase resilience to climate change, protect biodiversity and sustainably use natural resources.
Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)
Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.
New online training takes farmers and service providers though a visual journey on the use of conservation agriculture-based sustainable intensification methods.
Trial results highlight the long-term benefits of conservation agriculture-based weed management.
A new policy brief provides a roadmap for accelerating the adoption of conservation agriculture in Eastern India.
Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)
New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.
New blog published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs argues that balancing food security, rural livelihoods, water for agriculture and air quality need not be a zero-sum game.
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.
Bibi has been able to expand her farm and now cultivates wheat, rice and jute.
New study: India could cut nearly 18% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions through cost-saving farming practices
Study identifies hotspots for biggest impact, suggests government incentives for widespread adoption
New scientific research into “layering” climate smart agriculture techniques shows promise, demonstrating the potential for crop adaptability to climate change.