Climate-smart farming boosting food security around the globe
Monday September 14 2015
A farmer harvests kale. Experts recommend soil management practices such as conservation agriculture. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Experts recommend soil management practices such as conservation agriculture, which increases productivity based on three principles — minimal soil disturbance (reduced tillage), permanent soil cover (mulching) and crop rotation.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, conservation agriculture reduces the farming systems’ greenhouse gas emissions and enhances its role as carbon sinks.