SARD and conservation agriculture in Africa


The SARD Policy Brief describes the problem that sub-Saharan Africa faces with their increasing population and decreasing food production. The brief presents actions that need to be taken in order to improve Africa's situation. While recognizing the need for a policy that will respond to the growing food demand, the authors understand and address the issues that will need to be taken into consideration. Different policy options are described and are followed by reminders of the commitments that will be met when a policy is developed. [summary by record creator]

Food strategy, Germplasm, Soil quality, Food security, Soil, Community participation, Rural development, Sustainable development, Soil management, Small-scale farming, Markets, Farming systems, Soil degradation, Government policy, Soil fertility, Sustainable agriculture, Conservation tillage, Agriculture, Ecological restoration, Quality of life, Conservation incentives, Sustainability, Fertilization, Africa, Dolichos lablab L., Farming field schools (ffs), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), United nations convention to combat desertification (unccd), Convention on biological diversity (uncbd), Framework convention on climate change (unfccc), Conservation agriculture (ca), Soil cover, Crop rotations, Soil inputs, Equipment
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