Conservation Agriculture for Africa

Building Resilient Farming Systems in a Changing Climate

January 2017
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  • Published
    31st January 2017
  • ISBN 9781780645681
  • Language English
  • Pages 318 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.

1: Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview
2: Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture
3: Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less – the future of sustainable intensification
4: Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture – the Case of East Africa
5: Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption
6: Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
7: Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges
8: How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa?
9: Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa
10: How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green
11: Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems
12: Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies
13: Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms
14: Summing Up

Amir H. Kassam

Amir H. Kassam is with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy and University of Reading, UK.

Saidi Mkomwa

Saidi Mkomwa is with the African Conservation Tillage (ACT), Nairobi.

Theodor Friedrich

Theodor Friedrich is an FAO Representative in Cuba.