Archive Conservation Agriculture 'brushed up' - Chad and Sudan

  • By Natasha Grist, ODI
  • 26/09/2017

Training in zaï technique, Djedide (Chad), May 2016, Photo: Patrice Savadogo (ICRAF)

September 26, 12.00 - 13.00 BST / The Building Resilience in Chad and Sudan (BRICS) project is introducing Conservation Agriculture as one of the technologies to strengthen people’s capacities to adapt to and absorb climate change. For example, mulching has been replaced by other techniques such as Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), composting and anti-erosion measures. Also, a more participatory extension method has been followed by engaging farmer trainers to train their peers. This farmer-to-farmer extension approach has shown advantages over traditional extension methods in terms of cost-effectiveness, while it encourages the use of local knowledge and allows to reach vulnerable groups, including women. Join this webinar to learn more.

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