Crop-Livestock / Ethiopia / ILRI / Intensification / Research / Zimbabwe

Is Sustainable Intensification Possible? Evidence from Ethiopia

This paper explores the sustainable intensification possibilities facing smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. It examines the internal consistency of jointly achieving “sustainable” “intensification” by exploring the factors that lead to complementarity or tradeoffs in the outcomes. Continue reading

CIMMYT / Cowpea / DRYLANDSCRP / Intensification / Legumes / Maize / Southern Africa / Soybean / Zimbabwe

Are conservation agriculture systems good options for smallholders in Zimbabwe?

A multi-locational study in Zimbabwe aimed to determine the effect of four tillage systems on maize, cowpea and soybean yields, and evaluate the economic performance of the conservation agriculture (CA) systems relative to conventional plowing. Continue reading