Conservation agriculture as a labour saving practice for vulnerable households
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Conservation agriculture is frequently cited as having labour saving properties and as a potential solution to farm power shortages suitable in households under labour stress. However, its suitability for use by vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa has yet to be examined from technical, economic and social perspectives. Its adoption requires a significant change in farming practices and the use of specialist equipment, as well as a fundamental change in mindset towards cultivation practices.