CIMMYT's strategy for catalyzing the adoption of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

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2008
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CIMMYT (International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center)
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"Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a term that has been coined in the last 10 years to describe agricultural systems that include three major components: minimal soil movement, permanent cover of the soil surface generally with crops and crop residues, and crop rotation. ... There were several conceptual pillars upon which the project was built apart from the three basic principles of CA. These concepts, a result of CIMMYTs close involvement with CA work in South Asia and Latin America, included the following:

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Participatory processes, Research planning, Conservation agriculture, Experiential learning, Program planning, Best management practices, Demonstrations, Farmer to farmer, Extension service, Field Scale
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