Conservation agriculture

Evaluating potential for conservation agriculture

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Maize on wheat residues on conservation agriculture plot

Evaluating potential for conservation agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi

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Conservation agriculture (CA) is being promoted as an option for reducing soil degradation, conserving water, enhancing crop productivity, and maintaining yield stability. However, CA is a knowledge- and technology-intensive practice, and may not be feasible or may not perform better than conventional agriculture under all conditions and farming systems.

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