focuses on research and development initiatives in africa aimed at building resilient farming systems based on conservation agriculture principles and practices summarises the status of conservation agriculture in africa today and prospects for its future development in africa as a basis for sustainable agriculture intensification. This study identified the contributions of conservation agriculture ca practices to improving crop systems resilience to drought and recommended strategies for improving the adoption of ca or related crop management practices that measurably improve resilience to drought in eastern and southern africa farming systems. Get this from a library conservation agriculture for africa building resilient farming systems in a changing climate amir h kassam saidi mkomwa th friedrich this book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture ca in different countries of africa it provides information on the contribution of ca . Edited by amir kassam food and agriculture organization of the united nations rome italy and university of reading uk saidi mkomwa african conservation tillage act network nairobi kenya and theodor friedrich food and agriculture organization of the united nations havana cuba. Assessing the contributions of conservation agriculture to building resilience to drought conservation agriculture ca is based on three principles minimum mechanical disturbance of the soil through reduced tillage maintenance of a permanent organic cover using crop residue mulches and practice of legume based crop rotations
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