Conservation agriculture: Opportunities for intensified farming and environmental conservation in dry areas (English)
A synthesis of research and trials with smallholder farmers in drylands systems benefits and constraints to adoption. Farmer experiences and potential for uptake in Iraq, Syria, Morocco and Tunisia. This report presents examples, approaches and evidence on conservation agriculture and its potential for use in low-income countries. It is designed to help policy makers and development partners appreciate the issues and evaluate how conservation agriculture can contribute to rural development and food security goals, paving the way for its adoption as a national agricultural strategy.