Conservation farming steps for hand-hoe farmers
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Conservation Farming (CF) refers to a number of practices that in combination conserve soil, moisture, fertilizer (organic & synthetic), seeds, energy, time and money. The technique: protects soil from damaging effect of rain splash; reduces run-off & keeps more rain in field i.e. rain harvesting; makes best use of fertilizer and seeds; allows farmer to finish land preparation well before the rains come so they are ready on time.