Conservation farming have the potential of producing yield increases, help farmers use water more efficiently and save hours normally spent in the field. Photo: T. Samson/CIMMYT. This blog post was initially published on the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) web page Smallholder maize farmers in Malawi are adopting sustainable crop management practices that [...]
At the recent Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate change, on 2 November 2010, evergreen agriculture received unrivalled attention. Evergreen agriculture, defined as, “the combination of trees in farming systems (agroforestry) with the principles of conservation farming” , is gaining popularity as a way to combat land degradation as well as increasing small-holder production.