Sustainable intensification practices based on conservation #agriculture #SIMLESA project @CIMMYT #Mozambique #AgriStream

By Ben du KokerA woman stands on a field intercropping beans and maize in Sussundenga, Manica province, Mozambique. (Photo: Luis Jose Cabango) [left] For many small farmers across sub-Saharan Africa, the crop yields their livelihoods depend on are affected by low-quality inputs and severe challenges like climate change, pests and diseases. Unsustainable farming practices like … Continue reading Sustainable intensification practices based on conservation #agriculture #SIMLESA project @CIMMYT #Mozambique #AgriStream

Doubled-up legume technologies in conservation agriculture show potential for scale up in Zambia

The doubled-up legume system in conservation agriculture is premised on the belief that while farmers will be in a position to get the usual benefits of the doubled-up legumes (‘double’ the grain output per farm, hence more food and also ‘double’ soil fertility through the leafy biomass components of groundnuts and pigeonpea); they will also … Continue reading Doubled-up legume technologies in conservation agriculture show potential for scale up in Zambia