Environmental variables affecting the success of conservation farming in Zambia


This presentation discusses conservation farming methods in Zambia. The research highlights how conservation farming methods may help to negate environmental variables that hinder crop production, such as lack of rainfall and poor soil quality. The study compares conservation farming practices with variable amendments, including cow manure, gliricidia leaves, biochar, and fertilizer applications.

Soil conservation, Conservation strategy, Conservation, Soil quality, Zambia, Conservation farming, Environmental variables, Soil health, Crop yields, Soil amendments, Farm/Enterprise Scale
Presented at the SANREM CRSP 2008 Annual Meeting, Los Baños, Philippines, 26-29 May 2008