Competition for mulch and fodder is one of the key issues constraining successful conservation agriculture in areas where livestock are a part of the agricultural system.

Convenor: Putso Nyathi is a Conservation Agriculture Technical Officer for Southern Africa with MCC supporting CFGB funded projects. She has 15 years of experience working with smallholder farmers working in various capacities in both research and development organizations. She served for five years as a scientific officer for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Areas (ICRISAT) in Zimbabwe. Putso also worked as a senior agricultural services officer for CNFA Zimbabwe’s USAID funded project and she was responsible for technical training on conservation agriculture and linking farmers to markets. Prior to this she worked as a food security officer with World Vision and as a Training and Coordination specialist for the Agricultural extension service in Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Agriculture.