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Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2012
This book is the result of the hard work of six CIMMYT trainees who work on sustainable practices in Argentina, India, Iran, Mexico and Nepal, and participated in the 2012 visiting scientist program “Conservation agriculture: ...
Operational manual for multi-crop zero till planter
(CIMMYT; CSISA; IRRI, 2012)
Multiple challenges associated with plough based conventional production practices that include deteriorating natural resources, declining factor productivity, shortages of water & labor and escalating costs of production ...
Conservation agriculture systems for Malawian smallholder farmers: long term effects on crop productivity, profitability and soil quality
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Conservation agriculture (CA) systems are based upon minimal soil disturbance; crop residue retention and crop rotation and/or intercrop association are increasingly seen to recycle nutrients, increase yield and reduce ...
Made in Bangladesh: scale-appropriate machinery for agricultural resource conservation
An open-source publication targeted to machinery manufacturers, engineers, researchers and development practitioners, this book describes and provides technical designs for small-scale agricultural machinery developed or ...
The adaptive capacity of maize-based conservation agriculture systems to climate stress in tropical and subtropical environments: a meta-regression of yields
(Elsevier Masson, 2018)
Conservation agriculture is widely promoted across sub-Saharan Africa as a sustainable farming practice that enhances adaptive capacity to climate change. The interactions between climate stress, management, and soil are ...
Can productivity and profitability be enhanced in intensively managed cereal systems while reducing the environmental footprint of production? Assessing sustainable intensification options in the breadbasket of India
In the most productive area of the Indo-Gangetic Plains in Northwest India where high yields of rice and wheat are commonplace, a medium-term cropping system trial was conducted in Haryana State. The goal of the study was ...
Social inclusion increases with time for zero-tillage wheat in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Sustainable intensification (SI) approaches to agricultural development are urgently needed to meet the growing demand for crop staples while protecting ecosystem services and environmental quality. However, SI initiatives ...
Development of cost effective small No-till seeder for two wheel tractor in Bangladesh
(Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, 2017)
Two wheel tractor (Power tiller) is the common means of soil tillage and other farm operations in Bangladesh due to easy access in fragmented land size with affordable price. A low cost and small robust 2WT driven (12 hp) ...
Where to target conservation agriculture for african smallholders? How to overcome challenges associated with its implementation? experience from Eastern and Southern Africa
Since the paper by Giller et al. (2009), the debate surrounding the suitability of conservation agriculture (CA) for African smallholders has remained polarized between proponents and opponents. The debate also gave rise ...
Conservation agriculture enhances resistance of maize to climate stress in a Malawian medium-term trial
Smallholder farming in southern African needs climate-smart agricultural approaches to adapt to current climate stress and climate variability, and increasing risk of these under future global climate change. There are a ...