Conservation Agriculture in Maize- and Wheat- Based Systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from Adaptation Initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa

@inproceedings{Erenstein2012ConservationAI,
  title={Conservation Agriculture in Maize- and Wheat- Based Systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from Adaptation Initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa},
  author={Olaf C.A. Erenstein and Ken D. Sayre and Patrick Wall and J. Lopez Hellin and John Charles Dixon},
  year={2012}
}
Conservation agriculture’s underlying principles—minimal soil disturbance, soil cover and crop rotation—are increasingly recognized as essential for sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes three contrasting cases of adapting conservation agriculture (CA) to smallholder conditions in the (sub)tropics: a) irrigated rice-wheat systems in South Asia; b) rainfed maize/wheat and irrigated wheat systems in Mexico; and c) rainfed maize in Southern Africa. In the South Asia case, farm surveys… CONTINUE READING

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