Preserving the Soil and Reaping Greater Harvests

Smallholder farmers in Morogoro, Tanzania, are more than doubling their harvests by using conservation agriculture. This resource-efficient crop production practice involves zero or minimum disturbances to the soil by keeping the soil covered at all times (by a growing crop or dead mulch of crop residues). Soil is protected from drought by reducing water requirements by up to 30 percent. This practice saves production costs as well as time and labor for smallholder farmers.

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