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Conservation agriculture: global prospects and challenges.

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This book aims to provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art review on various aspects of Conservation Agriculture (CA) by reviewing the past and current research from various regions of the globe so that all others interested in CA could benefit from experiences gained under different agroclimatic and socio-economic conditions across the globe. This review would aid in learning from the past experien...


Chapter 15 (Page no: 352)

Conservation agriculture in Argentina.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Argentina. Results are presented of research on the effects of CA on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) production levels and yields under different managements, (iv) water runoff, infiltration, soil water content; soil conservation, (v) climate change mitigation and adaptation, and (vi) biodiversity. The economic profitability of CA is also described. Several challenges that hinder the spread of CA in Argentina are elaborated.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Conservation agriculture for sustainable and resilient agriculture: global status, prospects and challenges. Author(s): Jat, R. A. Sahrawat, K. L. Kassam, A. H. Friedrich, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 26) Conservation agriculture in the USA. Author(s): Duiker, S. W. Thomason, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 54) Conservation agriculture in Brazil. Author(s): Calegari, A. Araújo, A. G. de Costa, A. Lanillo, R. F. Casão Junior, R. Santos, D. R. dos
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 89) Conservation agriculture on the Canadian prairies. Author(s): Lafond, G. P. Clayton, G. W. Fowler, D. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 108) Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping. Author(s): Rochecouste, J. F. Crabtree, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 127) Conservation agriculture in Europe. Author(s): Friedrich, T. Kassam, A. Corsi, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 180) Conservation agriculture in South-east Asia. Author(s): Lienhard, P. Boulakia, S. Legoupil, J. C. Gilard, O. Séguy, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 202) Conservation agriculture in China. Author(s): Li HongWen He Jin Gao HuangWen
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 223) Conservation agriculture in Central Asia. Author(s): Nurbekov, A. Akramkhanov, A. Lamers, J. Kassam, A. Friedrich, T. Raj Gupta Muminjanov, H. Karabayev, M. Sydyk, D. Turok, J. Bekenov, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 248) Conservation agriculture in West Asia. Author(s): Haddad, N. Piggin, C. Haddad, A. Khalil, Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 263) Conservation agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa. Author(s): Wall, P. C. Thierfelder, C. Ngwira, A. Govaerts, B. Nyagumbo, I. Baudron, F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 293) Conservation agriculture in North Africa. Author(s): Boulal, H. El-Mourid, M. Ketata, H. Nefzaoui, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 311) Conservation agriculture in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Nana, P. D. Dugué, P. Mkomwa, S. Sansan, J. B. da Essecofy, G. Bougoum, H. Zerbo, I. Ganou, S. Andrieu, N. Douzet, J. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 339) Conservation agriculture in Southern Africa. Author(s): Nyamangara, J. Chikowo, R. Rusinamhodzi, L. Mazvimavi, K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 375) Summing up. Author(s): Kassam, A. H. Friedrich, T. Jat, R. A.