Conservation Agriculture


Technical guidelines - The publication is aimed at those who are supporting farmers in adopting and adapting conservation agriculture. It is intended to be used as a training aid in training illiterate and semi-literate farmers in conservation agriculture. It provides for storytelling and pictographic training methodologies that can be easily adapted to the training needs, at local level, of farmers. There is also a video to accompany this publication.
Technical guidelines - Conservation Agriculture is actually applied on about 10% of the world’s cropland and adoption is growing fast. However, it is not growing fast enough to face the challenges ahead, such as the need to eradicate hunger and food insecurity for a growing population and to address the threats of climate change, land and environmental degradation, resource scarcity and increasing cost of food, production inputs and energy. For “sustainable intensification” strategy as being implemented through Conservation Agriculture to spread faster, it needs not only the accurate application of the concept and principles, but also supportive policies that can facilitate adoption of Conservation Agriculture and reward the adopters for example with payments for environmental...
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