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Does conservation agriculture work for smallholder farmers in Africa?

Does conservation agriculture work for smallholder farmers in Africa?
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CGIAR 24 April 2015

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As year 2015 has been earmarked as the International Year of Soils to highlight the urgent need for better soil management, many are promoting conservation agriculture (CA) as a key solution for African farmers. Yet, a slow adoption in sub Saharan Africa raises questions on the effectiveness of CA and the true value of such cropping practices for smallholder farmers. A new CCAFS report, based on collaboration with IFAD and CIRAD, gives some answers.


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