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Cover crop species, with a special focus on legumes








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    Introduction to Conservation Agriculture: principles and benefits 2012
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    This practice describes how conservation tillage, and especially zero-tillage helps reverse soil erosion caused by Soil tillage.
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    Newsletter
    Kagera TAMP. News from the Basin. July 2012 - Issue No. 2
    Kagera Agroecosystems. Transboundary Agroecosystems Management Project for the Kagera River Basin
    2012
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    The Kagera Transboundary Agro ‐ ecosystem management project is a regional project comprising four East African countries ‐ Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda ‐ that share the Kagera river basin. The agro‐ecosystems in the Kagera basin are facing increasing pressure as a result of rapid population growth and agricultural and livestock intensification characterized by progressive reduction in farm sizes and unsustainable land use and management practices. The global objective of the project is to adopt an integrated ecosystems approach for the management of land resources in the Kagera Basin that will generate local, national and global benefits including: restoration of degraded lands, carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation, agrobiodiversity conservation and sustainable use, protection of international waters and improved agricultural production, leading to increased food security an improved rural livelihoods.
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    Tillage systems for soil and water conservation
    FAO Soils Bulletin No. 54
    1984
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    The increasing world population is resulting in intensified cropping of the limited areas of arable land to provide the necessary food in some countries. Unless effective conservation practices are used, such intensive cropping tends to increase the loss of soil and water resources. This trend must be reversed. The objectives of the Soils Bulletin are to present the principles and practices if tillage systems for sustained food production and to create an awareness of the need to conserve the world?s soil water energy resources for future generations. Although energy is an integral part of tillage systems, the emphasis is on soil and water conservation. This bulletin emphasizes tillage systems for developing countries, but relies heavily on principles that have been developed throughout the world. The need for more research on conservation tillage in developing countries is stressed.

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