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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
A Manual for Farmers and Extension Workers in Africa.
Author
IIRR/ACT
Year
2005
Topic
Food and agriculture
Type
Handbook, best practices,
case studies
Geographical Coverage Africa
Target audience/ users
Practitioners, organizations
Manual explaining what conservation agriculture is, and why it is important; describing how to use
conservation agriculture principles in the feld; highlighting the issues and challenges that farmers
and extension personnel may encounter when they adopt and adapt conservation agriculture;
suggesting ways to adapt and disseminate this approach; and giving examples of experiences with
conservation agriculture in real life.
Publisher
IIRR/ACT
Link
http://waswc.soil.gd.cn/books/1%20Conservation%20Agriculture%20Manual%20
for%20Africa,%20IIRR%202005.pdf
Conservation agriculture. When agriculture is proftable and sustainable.
Author FAO
Year
2004
Topic
Food and agriculture, conservation and biodiversity
Type
Sourcebook Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
Land and Water digital media series, No 18. CD-ROM containing detailed information and literature
about Conservation Agriculture to improve the knowledge base of those interested in this concept of
sustainable agriculture. Provides technical staff as well as policy- and decision-makers with informa-
tion and arguments that will help to support, promote and introduce Conservation Agriculture.
Publisher FAO
Link
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/lwdms.stm
Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture
Author FAO
Year
2006
Topic Conservation and biodiversity, food and agriculture
Type
Training, tool Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Trainers, practitioners
Training modules: concepts and principles of Conservation Agriculture; cover crops; soil (organic
matter and biological activity, soil quality assessment, preventing compaction, fertility, moisture);
tools and equipment; weeds; pests and diseases; livestock; economic benefts and exercises for
learning-by-doing. Land and Water digital media series, No 27.
Publisher FAO
Link
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/lwdms.stm