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  3. Farmers with limited resources have to deal with annual variations in climate such as drought, floods and catastrophic events. But sustainable practices which enhance resilency can also have a net effect of reducing CO2 in the atmosphere and slowing down global warming.  
  4. Farmers in many parts of the world, because of human population growth, have little choice but to crop their land continuously, with scarce resources to replace nutrients withdrawn by each successive crop. Crop residues are often lost as a source of organic matter and mulch, usually through...  
  5. Neil Rowe Miller serves with Mennonite Central Committee as a technical advisor to conservation agriculture projects funded by the Canadian Food Grains Bank in eastern Africa. His career spans 33 years working with small-scale farmers in the developing world as well as consultingfor large-scale...  
  6. Resilience refers to the capacity for ecological systems to persist and absorb changes. Climate-change resilience encompasses a dual function, to absorb shock as well as to self-renew to cope with new circumstances. Agroforestry offers both mitigation and adaptation strategies for enhancing...  
  7. Cover crops play a key role in sustainable agriculture by providing sustainable sources of nutrients as well as protective soil cover to minimize erosion and reduce moisture stresses. Examples of successful cover cropping systems in East Africa will be illustrated as well as constraints and...  
  8. 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...  
  9. The presentation will elaborate how to identify farmer motivators, preparations before and after selecting them, what is their expectations, how to work with them, building their capacity and confidence. Presenter :Chrispin Mirambo Is the Agronomist and community development professional with 19...  
  10. Session:The session will focus on highlighting and sharing with the participants the lessons learned from implementing two food security programs promoting CA principles inEastern (Tharaka Nitii), Central (Muranga), Rift Valley (Nakuru) and Western Kenya (Busia) in the last 5-7 years.Even though...