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Here is our latest monthly theme pack of FRI resources, this month about conservation agriculture. The theme pack includes ten scripts and other items from Resource Packs and thirteen Farmer stories and other resources from Barza Wire.
 
Scripts

Kuapa, nea ofo dua pa na yepia no (Help is given only to those who make an effort): Farmers try no-till farming in Ghana’s Ashanti Region

Local farmers find ways to scale-up conservation agriculture to larger areas

Women farmers using conservation agriculture offer tips to increase yield

Kenyan woman embraces conservation farming and betters her life

The success story of Agatha Ngoma, a small-scale farmer in Zambia: Conservation agriculture for better yields

Is Tillage Really Necessary? The Benefits of Conservation Agriculture
 

Information documents

Using permanent soil cover in conservation agriculture

Backgrounder: Conservation agriculture

Backgrounder: Using conservation tillage and soil cover in Conservation agriculture

The Promise of Conservation Agriculture
 

Barza Wire stories

Ghana: Farmers learn no-till to increase productivity and income

Tanzania: Women farmers find solutions to heavy workload in conservation agriculture

Zambia: Farmers use special equipment to save time and labour in conservation agriculture

Tanzania: Farmers use different tools to expand no-till farmland

Malawi: Mice, fires, and hungry livestock challenge farmers wanting to use crop residues

Zambia: Conservation agriculture helps fight climate change and hunger (IPS)

Zambia: By-laws help farmers practice conservation farming

Tanzania: Reduced tilling brings big rewards for millet and sorghum farmers

Tanzania: Keeping cattle off farmland for better soil

Malawi: Letina Gondwe adopts labour-saving conservation agriculture techniques to benefit her health

Southern Africa: Conservation methods help farmers cope with climate change, high fertilizer costs (New Era, UN Integrated Regional Information Networks
 

Barza Wire resources

Resources on conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture
 

The following resources are available in Swahili:

Taarifa za awali: Kilimo Hifadhi

Mwanamke Mkenya aliyejikita kwenye kilimo hifadhi na kuboresha maisha yake

Tanzania: Utifuaji mdogo wa udongo unawalipa wakulima wa mtama na uwele

 
The following resource is available in Amharic:

የድህረ ታሪክ መነሻ: የአፈር ጥበቃ ግብርና

 

We hope that this kind of “one-stop shop” on selected topics is useful, and that you can use the resources in this month’s theme pack to make effective programming on conservation agriculture.

Many of these resources and resources were created with the support of Canadian Foodgrains Bank as part of the project,“Conservation Agriculture for building resilience, a climate smart agriculture approach.” This work is funded by the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada, www.international.gc.ca.

Please note that two of the older scripts were written when FRI was known as DCFRN, or the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network.