The main benefits of animal traction are more efficient planting and reduction in farm labour, which complement conservation agriculture advantages of increased soil fertility, climate resilience, and crop productivity.

This four-page brief, prepared by Christian Thierfelder of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), is part of Africa RISING’s series of information briefs (#BRIEFOCUS). It summarizes key facts about the benefits of animal traction-based conservation agriculture (CA) based on Africa RISING experiences in validating the technology with farmers in Malawi and Zambia over the past eight years. Inspired by the medicine labels you will typically find enclosed in over-the-counter medicine dispensed at pharmacies around the world, this brief gives just the right dosage of information needed to treat your farm!


PDF copy? You can download it here: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/115600

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