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15 Jun 16:23

To Fight Drought, Kenyan Women Farmers Adopt Conservation Agriculture


Interesting article on woman using CA in Kenya

Margaret Gaceke was an early adopter of conservation agriculture in her village in Kenya's Meru County. Her neighbors asked her to teach them the ...
10 Mar 16:14

How M&E data can hide development impact


An interesting report from Ghana that explains that farmers don't always adopt the entire CA package at least at first.

The official statistics on conservation agriculture didn't seem to match up with what he was finding on the ground. The data FAO had reported was ...
10 Mar 16:13

The Positive Impact of Conservation Agriculture


A report from One Acre fund on the positive impact of CA

Conservation agriculture is critical for modern farming. With pressures from climate change and the need for sustainability, smallholder farmers and ...
10 Mar 16:12

Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia


A good article on the status of CA in Zambia and scaling up its adoption.

Moreover, policies have favoured maize at the expense of crop diversification. Conservation agriculture is a way of increasing productivity even under ...
10 Mar 16:11

FAO introduces conservation agriculture to mitigate climate impacts


FAO promotion of CA in Indonesia

FAO introduces conservation agriculture to mitigate climate impacts. Soe, South Central Timor | Mon, October 17, 2016. FAO introduces conservation ...
15 Feb 19:07

Africa: Is Africa Really Undergoing a Smallholder Agricultural Revolution?


Proposal to use new and better ways to understand whether small holder farmers can adopt CA and why they don't

Conservation agriculture packages three principles together: minimum disturbance of the soil, using crop remains to cover and protect the soil and ...
15 Feb 19:03

Kenya's Potential in Agriculture Lies in Rural Transformation


CA promotion in Kenya to help feed the food insecure.

The project focuses on the promotion of conservation agriculture and targets 80,000 farmers with at least 40 percent being women. Its strong ...
19 Jan 20:10

Kenyan scientists urge farmers to reclaim soil fertility


Promotion of CA in Kenya to help reclaim soil fertility

Khaemba said maintaining crop residue in the field is an appropriate conservation agriculture practice which should be adopted by both small and ...
19 Jan 20:08

Kariba REDD+ project support conservation farming


A good report on the present status and reports of CA in Zimbabwe

While only five percent of Zimbabwe's maize-growing area is currently under conservation agriculture, those farmers who have adopted it have been ...
19 Jan 20:06

Conservation agriculture


Good report on the status of CA in India at the present time.

This set of resource conserving technologies is now being adopted under the term 'Conservation Agriculture'. Conservation Agriculture (CA) refers to ...
12 Jan 14:49

Conservation agriculture leads to remarkable improvement in crop production and livelihood of ...


A similar report for the same research paper in Bangladesh but with a mention of the research paper and where it was published.

The research on Conservation agriculture practice and its impact on farmers' livelihood status in Bangladesh conducted in Mymensingh, Bogra, ...
12 Jan 14:47

Conservation Agriculture Results in a Significant Improvement in Crop Production and the ...


An account of benefits to adoption of CA methods in Bangladesh

The study of the conservation agriculture techniques as well as the impact on the farmers' life status in this country held in places like Sherpur, ...
12 Jan 14:46

USDA, partners invest in new eastern Iowa conservation projects


A USDA funding of a CA project in Iowa USA

Innovative Conservation Agriculture. Led by the Allamakee Soil and Water Conservation District in northeast Iowa, this project will address water ...
22 Dec 21:38

Support grows for conservation farming


More information on CA being promoted in eastern Indonesia

Conservation agriculture projects organized by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and East Nusa ...
22 Dec 21:37

Developing Eastern Indonesia with Conservation Agriculture


CA in Eastern Indonesia promoted by FAO

"Based on the positive results of this project, we hope that Conservation Agriculture can be adopted and extended massively in Indonesia. We need a ...
22 Dec 21:36

Smarter farming could cut hunger in Africa


Malawi and CA.

“Globally,150 million hectares of crops are grown under "conservation agriculture" techniques, but only 10 per cent of small-scale farmers in southern ...
22 Dec 21:34

CA improves rural livelihoods in Chimanimani


CA for small landholders in Zimbabwe is successful

Caritas Zimbabwe has over the past years, introduced conservation agriculture, and it has worked. The harvest has been impressive and many people ...
30 Nov 20:43

DFID dishes out £25m


DFID support for CA in Zambia through the Conservation Farming Unit

“To achieve this, because our programme is private sector oriented, we need a backup of conservation agriculture equipment, tools and software such ...
30 Nov 20:41

Cuba looks to adopt conservation agriculture


A first report of CA being promoted in Cuba

It might look like a wild sunflower, but it's actually a plant used in Cuba as a cover crop in between the rows on avocado and banana plantations, ...
30 Nov 20:39

How the govt and agri scientists in Punjab are showing little enthusiasm for this pollution-averting ...


A report of the use of CA in Punjab of India for rice and wheat in sequence that can help mitigate air pollution.

It is called conservation agriculture. Under this practice, wheat is sown in straw-covered fields. The straw acts as mulch; it conserves moisture and ...
30 Nov 20:36

Harnessing Conservation Agriculture to fight climate change


A report on COP22 in Morocco and the call for promoting CA

conservation agriculture The conversation of an additional 10mn ha globally to Conservation Agriculture has led to a nearly 20mn tonnes reduction in ...
30 Nov 20:33

WFP Zambia Country Brief, October 2016


WFP and FAo promoting CA in Zambia and this year Zambia is exporting maize to its neighbors.

Using the R4 approach, WFP is providing smallholder farmers with access to conservation agriculture activities supported by the Food and Agriculture ...
30 Nov 20:32

Conservation Agriculture: strengthening crop production in marginal areas


A good account of CA in Tunisia from ICARDA

Conservation Agriculture has the potential to enhance soil fertility and reduce erosion across 260,000 hectares (ha) of fragile and degraded cereal ...
08 Nov 18:16

Rajshahi farmers getting benefits from jute-rice relay cropping


Interesting article on relay planting rice into jute fields.

Principles of conservation agriculture are use of reduced tillage, retention of some amounts of residues on the field, sustainable and profitable crop ...
08 Nov 18:14

Three Voices on Today's Agriculture


First article describes how CA is being used in California with a link to the CASI web site

Conservation agriculture promotes leaving fields untilled, the use of cover crops and other soil-enhancing practices. The use of cover crops acts as a ...
08 Nov 18:12

Mahangu farmers worried about no rains in October


Data shows CA can help in drought years, but this year when UN funding ceased the availability of the technology became a problem for farmers who were convinced CA was good.

Conservation agriculture (CA) farmers say they are feeling the pinch as well after the Namibian Conservation Agriculture Project (NCAP) ceased at the ...
08 Nov 18:08

It's A Win-Win If Punjab Farmers Take To Conservation Agriculture


A third article on use of CA to stem the problem of air pollution in India

But they would not if they followed conservation agriculture practices propagated by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) and Punjab Agricultural ...
08 Nov 18:06

Pollution in Delhi: How PayTM CEO can fight stubble burning to clear the air


Pollution in Delhi and how to resolve this health issue.

A ready solution seems to be conservation agriculture. It is being practised for the past four years at the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), which ...
08 Nov 18:05

Conservation Agriculture In Punjab Can Reduce Pollution In Delhi


CA as a solution for clean air in Delhi, India.

It is called conservation agriculture. Sadly, the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), which has been demonstrating it at its station in Ludhiana for the ...
24 Oct 18:47

FAO introduces conservation agriculture to mitigate climate impacts


FAO promoting CA in Eastern Indonesia

FAO introduces conservation agriculture to mitigate climate impacts Agriculture breakthrough – Teachers from state vocational school SMK Negeri 1 ...