Conservation agriculture in Mozambique – Literature review and research gaps


P. Grabowski; F. Walker; S. Haggblade; R. Maria; N. Eash

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Research Report


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Description: Conservation agriculture (CA) has been promoted in Mozambique since 1996 in order to increase smallholder productivity, reduce erosion, increase soil fertility and improve the drought tolerance of rainfed agriculture. Though many studies and CA projects have been carried out during these years across the diverse agro-ecological conditions in the country, there are still wide gaps in knowledge about the ability of CA to improve smallholder agriculture in each context. This report reviews scientific literature and project reports in order to better assess what is known about CA in Mozambique. The key research gaps that need to be filled to better assess how CA can be used to benefit smallholder farmers are identified in the realms of both bio-physical and socio-economic research. (Excerpt from Executive Summary)

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Directorate of Training, Documentation, and Technology Transfer Working Paper

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