Conservation agriculture in Lesotho: The drivers of adoption and the role of extension


Recent efforts by the Government of Lesotho, non-government organizations (NGOs), and international attention have focused on developing conservation agriculture (CA) practices adapted to the cultural, economic, and agro-ecological conditions. In particular, understanding the influence of the introduction of CA technologies on soil erosion, yields, labor allocation and gender roles is of critical importance for developing sustainable agriculture technologies. This research is a collaborative effort between The National University of Lesotho and The University of Tennessee.



Social impacts, Conservation agriculture, Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Soil quality, Gender, Conservation, Local knowledge, Conservation agriculture, Non-governmental agencies, Soil erosion, Yields, Labor allocation, Gender roles, Sustainable agriculture technologies, Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale


Poster presented at 8th Annual Conference of the National Association of Community Development Professionals, Park City, Utah, May 20-23, 2012