How climate-smart is conservation agriculture (CA)? (Record no. 58544)

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control field a58544
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control field MX-TxCIM
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control field 20191210154125.0
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Standard number or code https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0665-3
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Original cataloging agency MX-TxCIM
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
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 How climate-smart is conservation agriculture (CA)?
Remainder of title its potential to deliver on adaptation, mitigation and productivity on smallholder farms in southern Africa
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. New York :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Springer,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2017.
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General note Peer review
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Summary, etc. Climate resilient cropping systems are required to adapt to the increasing threats of climate change projected for Southern Africa and to better manage current climate variability. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been proposed among technologies that are climate-smart. For a cropping system to be labelled “climate-smart” it has to deliver three benefits: a) adapt to the effects of climate and be of increased resilience; b) mitigate climate effects by sequestering carbon (C) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); and c) sustainably increase productivity and income. Research on smallholder farms from Southern Africa was analysed to assess if CA can deliver on the three principles of climate-smart agriculture. Results from Southern Africa showed that CA systems have a positive effect on adaptation and productivity, but its mitigation potential lags far behind expectations. CA systems maintain higher infiltration rates and conserve soil moisture, which helps to overcome seasonal dry-spells. Increased productivity and profitability were recorded although a lag period of 2–5 cropping seasons is common until yield benefits become significant. Immediate economic benefits such as reduced labour requirements in some systems will make CA more attractive in the short term to farmers who cannot afford to wait for several seasons until yield benefits accrue. The available data summarizing the effects of CA on soil organic C (SOC) and reductions in greenhouse gases, are often contradictory and depend a great deal on the agro-ecological environment and the available biomass for surface residue retention. There is an urgent need for more research to better quantify the mitigation effects, as the current data are scanty. Possible co-interventions such as improved intercropping/relay cropping systems, agroforestry and other tree-based systems may improve delivery of mitigation benefits and need further exploration.
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Program name Maize CRP
Maize Flagship Projects FP1 - Sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems
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Program name CCAFS
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Language note Text in English
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9 (RLIN) 2419
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Climate-smart agriculture
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
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9 (RLIN) 2619
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Conservation agriculture
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
650 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
9 (RLIN) 1763
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Smallholders
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
9 (RLIN) 1954
Geographic name Southern Africa
Source of heading or term AGROVOC
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 2782
Personal name Chivenge, P.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 894
Personal name Mupangwa, W.
Field link and sequence number INT3147
Miscellaneous information Sustainable Intensification Program
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 3214
Personal name Rosenstock, T.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 4691
Personal name Lamanna, C.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
9 (RLIN) 4692
Personal name Eyre, J.X.
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Place, publisher, and date of publication New York : Springer
Title Food Security
Record control number u93816
Related parts v. 9, no. 3, p. 537–560
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Link text Access only for CIMMYT Staff
Uniform Resource Identifier http://46.20.115.203/Download/cis/58544.pdf
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