Conservation agriculture: Case studies in Latin America and Africa

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2001
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FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Abstract

The purpose of this publication is to show how conservation agriculture can increase crop production while reducing erosion and reversing soil fertility decline, improving rural livelihoods and restoring the environment in developing countries. Soil organic matter and biological activity in the rooting zone, stimulated by continual additions of fresh organic material (crop residues and cover crops) are the basis of conservation agriculture, as described in the first chapter.

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Soil erosion, Soil conservation, Green manure crops, Soil fertility, Conservation tillage, Soil organic matter, Agricultural ecosystems, No-till, Cover cropping, Ecosystem
Citation
FAO Soils Bulletins 78