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Conservation Agriculture

Conservation agriculture – the practice of minimizing soil disturbance, maintaining soil cover, and rotating crops – is a proven technique that improves soil fertility and eliminates the efforts and costs associated with plowing. Long practiced among farmers in developed countries, notably Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States, ICARDA’s research has shown that conservation agriculture could have an even greater impact on food production and livelihoods in the dry areas of the developing world.


What is conservation agriculture?
In several countries in the Near East and North Africa,
The three “pillars” of conservation agriculture are:
The most obvious practical obstacle to the uptake of...
In many parts of the world the practice
Selling the financial and environmental benefits
Q: What were the biggest initial challenges with...
Scaling-up: This technology is suitable for both irrigated...

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