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Farming practices that sustain soil fertility

October 6th, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

It is the desire of every farmer to achieve high crop yields. B4FA Fellow and farmer Michael Ssali discusses two important steps – eradicating weeds from the garden and rotating crops. See …

Climate-smart farming boosting food security

September 16th, 2015 / The East African, Kenya

Experts recommend soil management practices such as conservation agriculture, which increases productivity based on three principles — minimal soil disturbance (reduced tillage), permanent soil cover (mulching) and crop rotation. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, conservation agriculture reduces the farming systems’ greenhouse gas emissions and enhances its …