Cookies on Environmental Impact

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.


Continuing to use  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Environmental Impact

From climate change to biodiversity loss - documenting human impacts on the environment

Environmental Impact is now available on our new platform, CABI Digital Library. Please note that this website will be discontinued in mid-December, and all access will be automatically redirected to CABI Digital Library.

Take a look at Environmental Impact on CABI Digital Library. 

CABI Book Info

Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development.

Book cover for Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development.


This book is about Conservation Agriculture (the use of no tillage systems) to preserve soil structure and integrity. It has become an increasingly important step towards sustainable farming. This publication brings together conservation agriculture and climate smart decision making processes for the first time, focusing on Africa. This book brings to the fore scientific and empirical evidence about Conservation Agriculture in Africa, articulated by the Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (2ACCA) held in Johannesburg in 2018. It describes how farmers in Africa are successfully adopting Conservation Agriculture as an alternative to the unsustainable conventional farming practices and as a solution to loss of agricultural productivity, soil erosion and land degradation, climate change challenges and ever-increasing food insecurity. This work discusses how Conservation Agriculture can support the implementation of the African Union's Malabo Declaration and Agenda 2063 which calls for climate smart agricultural development. It provides development-oriented case studies and scientific evidence relevant to all stakeholders in the public, private and civil sectors who are engaged in building policy, institutional and human capacity to accelerate the mainstreaming of Conservation Agriculture across Africa.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The Malabo Declaration and agenda 2063: making climate smart agriculture real with conservation agriculture in Africa. Author(s): Mkomwa, S. Kassam, A. Bwalya, M. Shula, R. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Development of climate smart agriculture in Africa. Author(s): Mrabet, R. Moussadek, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Climate smart agriculture for Africa: the potential role of conservation agriculture in climate smart agriculture. Author(s): González-Sánchez, E. J. Moreno-Garcia, M. Kassam, A. Mkomwa, S. Roman-Vazquez, J. Veroz-Gonzalez, O. Ordoñez-Fernandez, R. Gil-Ribes, J. A. Moreno-Blanco, E. Marquez-Garcia, F. Carbonell-Bojollo, R. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 85) Mainstreaming of the conservation agriculture paradigm in Africa. Author(s): Kassam, A. Mkomwa, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Challenges and approaches to accelerating the uptake of conservation agriculture in Africa and Europe. Author(s): Basch, G. González-Sánchez, E. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 122) Conservation agriculture in the southern highlands of Tanzania: learnings from two decades of research for development. Author(s): Shetto, R. Mkomwa, S. Mlengera, N. Mwakimbwala, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 137) Historical review and future opportunities for wider scaling of conservation agriculture in Tunisia. Author(s): M'hamed, H. C. Bahri, H. Annabi, M. Frija, A. Idoudi, Z.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 151) Assessing the application and practice of conservation agriculture in Malawi. Author(s): Bunderson, W. T. Thierfelder, C. L. Jere, Z. D. Museka, R. G. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 176) Research and technology development needs for scaling up conservation agriculture systems, practices and innovations in Africa. Author(s): Mureithi, J. Mkomwa, S. Kassam, A. Macharia, N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 189) Moving paradigms - conservation agriculture with alternative agronomics to minimize inputs. Author(s): Goddard, T. Kassam, A. Mkomwa, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 206) Economic and yield comparisons of different crop and crop-pasture production systems. Author(s): Strauss, J. A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 215) Livestock integration in conservation agriculture. Author(s): Mkomwa, S. Kassam, A. Duiker, S. W. Zampaligre, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 230) Enhancing climate resilience using stress-tolerant maize in conservation agriculture in southern Africa. Author(s): Setimela, P. Nyagumbo, I. Mupangwa, W. Mutenje, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 246) Tillage effect on agronomic efficiency of nitrogen under rainfed conditions of Tanzania. Author(s): Rusinamhodzi, L. Njeru, J. Sariah, J. E. Ngatoluwa, R. Lagwen, P. P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 256) Effect of conservation agriculture on soil properties and maize grain yield in the semi-arid Laikipia county, Kenya. Author(s): Kuria, P. Gitari, J. Mkomwa, S. Waweru, P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 270) Increasing adaptation to climate stress by applying conservation agriculture in Southern Africa. Author(s): Thierfelder, C. Steward, P.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 284) What drives small-scale farmers to adopt conservation agriculture practices in Tanzania? Author(s): Sariah, J. E. Mmbando, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 293) Impact of conservation agriculture on soil health: lessons from the university of fort hare trial. Author(s): Muzangwa Lindah Gura, I. Mcinga, S. Mnkeni, P. N. Chiduza, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 305) Formal education and training for conservation agriculture in Africa. Author(s): Mkomwa, S. Mloza-Banda, H. Mutai, W.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 331) Strengthening conservation agriculture education in Africa. Author(s): Clark, C. Kassam, A. Mkomwa, S. Kuria, P. Mutai, W.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 345) Conservation agriculture innovation systems build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in South Africa. Author(s): Kruger, E. Smith, H. Ngcobo, P. Dlamini, M. Mathebula, T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 361) Lessons learnt from concern worldwide's conservation agriculture interventions in Malawi and Zambia, 2010-2018. Author(s): Wahl, C.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 371) Development of adaptive training materials for conservation agriculture promotion in Africa. Author(s): Neil Miller Nyathi, P. Twilingiyumukiza, J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 382) Sustainable agricultural mechanization and commercialization for widespread adoption of conservation agriculture systems in Africa. Author(s): Kienzle, J. Sims, B. Mutai, W.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 402) Centres of excellence in conservation agriculture: developing African institutions for sustainable agricultural development. Author(s): Mkomwa, S. Lugandu, S. Macharia, N. Bot, A. Mutai, W.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 416) On-farm experimentation for scaling-out conservation agriculture using an innovation systems approach in the north west province, South Africa. Author(s): Smith, H. J. Trytsman, G. Nel, A. A.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 431) Conservation agriculture for climate smart agriculture in smallholder farming systems in Kenya. Author(s): Micheni, A. Gicheru, P. Kitonyo, O.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 443) Conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in rainfed and irrigated systems in the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain: lessons learned. Author(s): Haque, M. E. Bell, R. W. Jahiruddin, M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 458) Evaluation of the technical capacity of artisans to fabricate the animal-powered direct seeder super-eco in Sénégal. Author(s): Diakhaté, D. Sarr, I. Soares Júnior, D. Havard, M. Ralisch, R. Fall, A.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 469) The future: towards agenda 2063. Author(s): Bwalya, M. Mkomwa, S. Shula, R. Simon Lugandu Kassam, A.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT), Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2022
  • ISBN
  • 9781789245745
  • Record Number
  • 20220019233