Conservation Agriculture. Department of Agriculture 2013/2014. 

Project summary

This Conservation Agriculture project is Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) in practice. This project addresses the following important aspects of SRM:

  • Build’s soil ability to produce quality food
  • Protects soil from erosion
  • Reduce the risks associated with climate change for example droughts and floods

Prepared by: Steyn, F.J.

Lead institution: Department of Agriculture, Western Cape. Sustainable Resources Management: LandCare division. 

Partner Institutions: Cape Nature, Agricultural Unions, Casidra, University of Stellenbosch, Landbou Weekblad, Chemical representatives & Agricultural businesses

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Conservation Agriculture Western Cape (CAWC). Annual conference 2015.

This year's topics include practical experiences with Conservation Agriculture (CA), latest technologies in CA and biodiversity in soil. 

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Sustainable farming as a viable option for enhanced food and nutritional security and a sustainable productive resource base. A field report. ASSET research 2015.

This field report captures efforts, ideas and achievements about sustainable agriculture from a divergent set of respondents.

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Sustainable agriculture: A viable option for enhanced food and nutritional security and a sustainable productive resource base in South Africa: An investigation. ASSET research 2014.

This report provides a baseline review on progress made on sustainable agriculture in South Africa so far. It serves as a resource document for the development of an appropriate comparative modeling framework to inform questions on sustainable agriculture in the country and outlines policy processes and interventions needed to steer towards sustainable agriculture to support greener economic development.

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