Conservation agriculture for better yields

    | December 15, 2013

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    Conservation farming has made a great difference for resource-poor small-scale farmers. Now many households have enough food throughout the year and sometimes even have a surplus for sale.

    It consists of very simple methods of farming that include reduced disturbance of the soil during land preparation, not burning crop residues after harvest, crop rotation, and reliance whenever possible on organic compost and livestock manure instead of chemical fertilizer.

    This script from Farm Radio Resource Pack #97 is about how Zambian farmer Agatha Ngoma changed her life with conservation farming. You could use it as inspiration to research and write a script on conservation farming or a different farming practice which might be of benefit in your area.