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dc.contributor.authorFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.‏ United Nations Development Programme
dc.coverage.spatialZambia
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabwe
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:23Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier4841
dc.identifier.citationREOSA Network Paper No. 2
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-5-106761-1
dc.identifier.issn2220-5144
dc.identifier.other4841_FAO_REOSA_Network_Paper_2.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/69070
dc.description.abstractSouthern Africa, a region little affected by the Green Revolution and likely to suffer severe detrimental impacts from climate change, faces pervasive poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation. Conservation agriculture may be a sustainable and effective way to resolve these issues, but stakeholders need accessible and solid evidence of its effectiveness. The purpose of this report is to analyze the impact of CA on the Southern Africans countries of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe through a literature review and discourse with CA promoters and farmers in these countries. In each country, a history of CA practices and socio-economic profiles of CA households is given. The authors also analyze the profitability of CA in Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as assess the interplay of labor demand and HIV/AIDS in the adoption of CA practices. Finally, recommendations are made to facilitate the application and dissemination of conservation agriculture strategies.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
dc.relation.urihttp://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2016e/i2016e00.htm
dc.rightsCopyright FAO 2011; Authorization to link to document granted on April 8, 2011.
dc.subjectStakeholders
dc.subjectEconomic growth
dc.subjectAdult education
dc.subjectHealth education
dc.subjectLocal markets
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectEnvironmental impacts
dc.subjectSoil conservation
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectConservation strategy
dc.subjectEconomic impacts
dc.subjectConservation tillage
dc.subjectHealth impacts
dc.subjectExtension service
dc.subjectAdoption of innovations
dc.subjectLow input agriculture
dc.subjectMarket access
dc.subjectGreen revolution
dc.subjectWeeding
dc.subjectLand preparation
dc.subjectSouth africa
dc.subjectZimbabwe
dc.subjectZambia
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
dc.titleSocio-economic analysis of conservation agriculture in southern Africa
dc.typeTechnical report
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