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SANREM in Cambodia
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management -- known as SANREM -- does research, education, and outreach around the world promoting the techniques ...
A fourth principle is required to define Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: The appropriate use of fertilizer to enhance crop productivity
Conservation agriculture (CA) is often promoted as a key to intensifying agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite significant efforts to promote CA, however, adoption remains limited in this region. This ...
Perceptions and performance of conservation agriculture practices in northwestern Ghana
Conservation agriculture (CA) has been introduced to Ghana as a means to mitigate erosion while increasing yields, yet adoption remains low. This paper seeks to determine whether farmer knowledge or farm economics limits ...
Multiple knowledges for agricultural production: Implications for the development of conservation agriculture in Kenya and Uganda
This article explores the interactions of different agricultural knowledges in order to examine mindset changes related to the adoption of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS). Farmers in the Mount Elgon ...
Seasonal Variability in GHG emissions and soil N in maize/common bean intercropping under inversion-type tillage in western Kenya
This posters reports on a study which seeks to (1) Assess SOM mineralization in typical maize bean production during long rainy season, short rainy season and a fallow period in double
A new nitrogen index for assessment of nitrogen management of Andean mountain cropping systems of Ecuador
(Soil Science, 2014)
Corn (Zea mays L.) is important for food security in much of Ecuador. Small-scale farmers are using nitrogen (N) fertilizer without technical advice based on soil, crop, and climatologic data. The literature lacks studies ...
Rhizosphere phosphorus solubility and plant uptake as affected by crop in a clay soil from the Central Plateau Region of Haiti
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
The nutrient Phosphorous (P) can be available in forms not available for plant uptake, and it is often a limiting factor in tropical crop production. However, certain plants are particularly efficient at extracting ...
Understanding the impact and adoption of conservation agriculture in Africa: A multi-scale analysis
Conservation agriculture (CA) has been lauded as a means for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to increase yields through improving soil fertility and water retention. CA’s principles of minimum tillage, cover ...
Analysis of conservation agriculture preferences for researchers, extension agents, and tribal farmers in Nepal using Analytic Hierarchy Process
Food security in the Middle Hills region of Nepal is threatened by decreased agricultural productivity resulting from accelerated soil degradation. Conservation agricultural (CA) practices can improve soil health and improve ...
Performance of a local open pollinated maize variety and a common hybrid variety under intensive small-scale farming practices
Given that the majority of maize farmers in Kenya are small-scale, improvement in maize production must focus on increased production per unit area. While hybrid maize varieties outperform local open pollinated varieties ...