DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 24 - SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017. 8:00 AM
WHO: DISTRICT DIRECTORS OF AGRICULTURE & AGRICULTURE EXTENSION AGENTS
PARTICIPANTS: 28 (MEN)
VENUE: HGBF | CNTA AMANCHIA MAIN CENTER
TOPIC: CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE
Training that teaches various approaches and the establishment of Conservation Agriculture (CA) on local farms, shifting farmers from conventional tillage systems to no-tillage systems. No-Till techniques such as mulching, crop rotation and inter-cropping of leguminous crops are taught to ensure stability for a balanced farming ecosystem. Utilizing no-till techniques increases soil organic matter through foliage and sustains soil’s water retention.
CA has a plethora of economic and agronomic benefits for local farmers and the environment; it is considered an eco-friendly and sustainable agricultural technique to safeguard soil health and food security in the 21st century.