Conservation Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture is a holistic approach characterized by minimal soil disturbance, diversified crop rotations and surface crop residue retention aimed not only at conserving soil and water but also biotic bases of sustainability. It is a resource saving concept that strives to achieve acceptable profits together with high and sustained production level while concurrently conserving the environment. CA is a scientific response to the question of sustainability that agriculture is facing today in the sense that it helps to reduce cost of production, saves time, increases yield through timelier planting and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.