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This collection of farmer training materials was originally developed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and African Conservation Tillage Network staff to support agricultural training projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors encourage agriculture development practitioners to submit ideas or requests for additional materials on related subjects.



  1. As made available via the ACT-Africa.org website. Used by permission. The materials are under development and may contain inaccuracies. The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the author's dropbox. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for...
  2. Resources associated with the Conservation Agriculture Core Training Resources The source documents (.docx and .pub)of these materials are available in the author's dropbox. The source documents are updated periodically so check here for the most current formats. We encourage you to adapt the...
  3. Throughout history, the loss of arable land has attended the decline of great civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Nile. Now with the stresses of environmental change and ever increasing demands on agricultural productivity, efforts to maintain the viability of our agricultural natural...
  4. This presentation discusses past and new research on the farm-level economics of conservation agriculture in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, with implications for agricultural extension, research and development programs. The University of Western Australia
  5. Dr. Theodore Friedrich of the FAO explains the 3 Conservation Agriculture principles: Continuous minimum mechanical soil disturbance Permanent organic soil cover Diversification of species grown in rotation or association at the same time He explains the implications of Conservation Agriculture...
  6. Soil erosion has become a growing problem as Climate Change destroys soil through droughts and floods. But a World Bank supported practice known as Conservation Agriculture not only protects the soil, it also saves farmers time and money. World Bank
  7. Where and How can Conservation Agriculture work for Africa African Conservation Tillage Network
  8. Video resources relating to : Introduction to Conservation Agriculture Soil and Water Management Conservation Agriculture Mechanization Weed Management In Conservation Agriculture
  9. 20/4/2017 Agricultura de Conservación (AC)—caracterizada por los tres principios entrelazados de labranza mínima, cobertura del suelo permanente, y la inclusión de rotaciones y asocios de cultivo, ha sido comprobado de ser efectivo en recuperar la salud y fertilidad del suelo, mejorar la captura y uso de...
  10. 20/4/2020 Soil infertility is a key constraint to improving crop production for small-scale farmers. Soils throughout Canadian Foodgrains Bank members’ program areas are degraded and deficient in nutrients and organic matter. Soil testing measures the soil’s health and nutrient holding capacity and...
  11. 20/1/2017 What is extension? Traditionally extension has been an approach where information from researchers has been transferred to farmers through extension personnel. The information flow in that case was top down (from researchers to farmers). The assumption was that farmers lack knowledge and hence...