Conservation agriculture in southern Africa: (Record no. 30475)

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control field a98742
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field MX-TxCIM
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20191206145639.0
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Standard number or code https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170513000550
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Original cataloging agency MX-TxCIM
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 877
Personal name Thierfelder, C.
Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
Field link and sequence number INT2939
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Conservation agriculture in southern Africa:
Remainder of title advances in knowledge
Medium [Electronic Resource]
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2014
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note In press
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Peer-review: Yes - Open Access: Yes|http://science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&ISSN=1742-1705
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. The increasing demand for food from limited available land, in light of declining soil fertility and future threats of climate variability and change have increased the need for more sustainable crop management systems. Conservation agriculture (CA), is based on the three principles of minimum soil disturbance, surface crop residue retention and crop rotations, and is one of the available options. In southern Africa, CA has been intensively promoted for more than a decade to combat declining soil fertility and to stabilize crop yields. The objective of this review is to summarize recent advances in knowledge about the benefits of CA and highlight constraints to its widespread adoption within southern Africa. Research results from southern Africa showed that CA generally increased water infiltration, reduced soil erosion and run-off thereby increasing available soil moisture and deeper drainage. Physical, chemical and biological soil parameters were also improved under CA in the medium to long term. CA increased crop productivity and also reduced on-farm labour, especially when direct seeding techniques and herbicides were used. As with other cropping systems, CA has constraints at both the field and farm level. Challenges to adoption in southern Africa include the retention of sufficient crop residues, crop rotations, weed control, pest and diseases, farmer perception, and economic limitations including poorly developed markets. It was concluded that CA is not a 'one-size-fits-all' solution and often needs significant adaptation and flexibility when implementing it across farming systems. However CA may potentially reduce future soil fertility decline, the effects of seasonal dry-spells and may have a large impact on food security and farmers' livelihood if the challenges can be overcome.
526 ## - STUDY PROGRAM INFORMATION NOTE
Program name Maize CRP
Maize Flagship Projects FP4 - Alignment with and strengthening maize seed systems for effective product delivery
536 ## - FUNDING INFORMATION NOTE
Text of note Conservation Agriculture Program|Socioeconomics Program|Global Maize Program
546 ## - LANGUAGE NOTE
Language note English
591 ## - CATALOGING NOTES
Affiliation CIMMYT Informa No. 1883
594 ## - STAFFID
StaffID INT2939|INT3147|INT3097|INT2923|INT2948
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StaffID CRUL01
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mulching
9 (RLIN) 5840
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Zero tillage
9 (RLIN) 1753
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Crop rotation
9 (RLIN) 1807
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Sustainable agriculture
9 (RLIN) 2327
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Conservation agriculture
9 (RLIN) 2619
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
9 (RLIN) 1954
Geographic name Southern Africa
Miscellaneous information AGROVOC
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Isaiah, N.,
Relator term coaut.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 549
Personal name Kassie, G.T.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Ngwira, A.R.,
Relator term coaut.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 879
Personal name Cairns, J.E.
Miscellaneous information Global Maize Program
Field link and sequence number INT2948
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 1793
Personal name Rusinamhodzi, L.
Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
Field link and sequence number CRUL01
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 894
Personal name Mupangwa, W.
Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
Field link and sequence number INT3147
Relator term coaut.
773 0# - HOST ITEM ENTRY
Title Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems
856 4# - ELECTRONIC LOCATION AND ACCESS
Uniform Resource Identifier https://hdl.handle.net/10883/19759
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Koha item type Article
Source of classification or shelving scheme
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  Not Lost       CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 Article
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