BRIEF FOCUS: Conservation agriculture in maize-legume systems
Conservation agriculture (CA) is a promising technology for supporting sustainable increases in productivity. It helps farmers achieve more reliable and often higher yields while reducing production costs, increases dietary diversity, improves soil structure and fertility, maximizes nutrient and water-use efficiency, and controls some pests and diseases.
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 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!Conservation-agriculture_Pr6Final_WEB
PDF copy? You can download it here: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/113019