Reducing the risk of crop failure for smallholder farmers in Africa through the adoption of Conservation Agriculture (Record no. 8592)

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control field MX-TxCIM
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control field 20190927201701.0
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International Standard Book Number 978-90-481-2541-8
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Original cataloging agency MX-TxCIM
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Classification number (OCLC) (R) ; Classification number, CALL (RLIN) (NR) CIS-7211
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 00 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Reducing the risk of crop failure for smallholder farmers in Africa through the adoption of Conservation Agriculture
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Netherlands (Australia)
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Springer :
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2011
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent p 1269-1277
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Current degradation of the natural resource base calls for innovative approaches to sustainable agriculture in Africa. Conservation agriculture (CA) is a sustainable cropping system based on minimal soil disturbance, soil cover with crop residues and crop rotations. CA leads to soil organic matter accumulation and improves water harvesting, and therefore more stable yields and a reduction of the risk of crop failure. After several years, soil quality improvement results in greater crop productivity. However, smallholder, resource-poor farmers in Africa generally manage mixed crop/livestock systems and depend on crop residues for animal feed in the dry season. Strategies therefore need to be developed to convert the farm from conventional to conservation agriculture. Step-wise incorporation of CA into the farming system and concentration of plant nutrient resources will allow increased productivity of both food and crop residues. Once productivity is increased part of the crop residues can be used as animal feed while still leaving sufficient residues for soil cover and soil quality regeneration. Greater production stability and reduced labour requirements of CA make it possible for farmers to use part of the farm for higher value crops, thus generating additional income. Reduced labour requirements of CA allow farmers to involve in alternative activities. CA systems, however, are knowledge intensive and although the principles have very wide application, the actual techniques and technologies to apply these principles are site and farmer-circumstance specific, necessitating the development of multi-stakeholder ?innovation networks? focused on adapting CA systems to local conditions.
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Text of note Conservation Agriculture Program
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Language note English
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StaffID INT2939|INT0255
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Collection CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Diversification
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Risk
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Soil quality
9 (RLIN) 1270
650 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
9 (RLIN) 1064
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Crop residues
Miscellaneous information AGROVOC
650 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Conservation agriculture
9 (RLIN) 2619
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Bationo, A.|Waswa, B.|Okeyo, J.M.|Maina, F.|Kihara, J.M.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Wall, P.C.,
Relator term coaut.
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