Can conservation agriculture improve soil quality and sequester carbon in the short term for dryland smallholders in the developing world?

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (SANREM) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) seeks to determine the effects of conservation agriculture (CA) on soil fertility and carbon (C) sequestration in the developing world. Time 0 and Year 3 soil samples at 0 – 5 and 5 – 10 cm depths will be compared to determine the effects of CA on soil fertility and soil C. (Author's abstract).

Carbon sequestration, Conservation agriculture, Semiarid zones, Arid zones, Soil quality, SANREM CRSP, CCRA, Smallholders, Field Scale
Presented at Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World: Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture Incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference held in Brisbane, Australia, 26 - 29 September 2011