Family Farming Knowledge Platform

African Conservation Tillage Network ACTN

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Farming typologies, Small family farmers
Region: Africa
Country: Kenya
The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACTN) was initiated following a Stakeholders’ Workshop on "Conservation Tillage for Sustainable Agriculture" held in Zimbabwe in 1998 organized by Zimbabwe Farmers Union, German Development Co-operation (GTZ), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa (ARC). ACTN is now a registered as a pan-African not-for-profit membership association that was initially commissioned with geographical focus on Southern, Central and East Africa. However, the Network has expanded responding to active interest from rest of the continent to west and North Africa. ACTN’s work is to stimulate, facilitate and challenge for mutual sharing of information and knowledge on experiences or lessons on promotion of conservation agriculture in Africa.