Research on conservation agriculture and associated practices in eastern Zambia

by JONATHAN ODHONG Declining soil fertility and a changing climate requires sustainable cropping systems that improve productivity and profitability while adapting to climate variability without negative environmental side effects. Since 2011, agricultural researchers in eastern Zambia have focused on the use of conservation agriculture (CA) systems and associated practices that improve soil fertility and strengthen farmers’ … Continue reading Research on conservation agriculture and associated practices in eastern Zambia

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