HOW NO-TILL FARMING WORKS
One of the most valuable attributes of conservation agriculture (CA) soil is the ability to conserve moisture, even in drought impacted regions. A protective layer of mulch prevents evaporation, while the roots of cover crops create a protective structure thus preventing erosion.
The nutrients of these soils are constantly being restored through healthy decomposition of surface mulch; the resulting supportive micro-organisms that flourish in the moist environment below the field surface.
Fields growing under CA practices are naturally disease, pest and weed resistant. The biological cycle of this practice allows living soil systems to remain productive and farmers to sustain their livelihoods.
HOW THE HGBF | CNTA WORKS WITH FARMERS
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Centre for No-Till Agriculture (HGBF | CNTA) provides farmers with access to community, knowledge and technical advice.
To support farmers in successful CA adoption, the HGBF | CNTA utilizes field-level demonstrations, community-based training events and peer-to-peer communication to share experiences and provide resources.
The HGBF | CNTA operates a full-scale training and demonstration facility where farmers participate in a variety of programs, which can range from one day to several weeks. Additionally, there are technical staff that travel across Ghana, interacting with farmers in their fields and providing hands-on support.
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