Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > F
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

From theory to practice: key lessons in the adoption of Conservation Agriculture in South Africa

Code: 9781801463942
H. J. Smith, ASSET Research, South Africa; G. Trytsman, Independent Researcher, South Africa; A. A. Nel, Independent Agronomist, South Africa; J. A. Strauss, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa; E. Kruger, Mahlathini Development Foundation, South Africa; R. K. Mampholo, National LandCare Program Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, South Africa; J. N. Van Coller, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Libanon Farm, South Africa; H. Otto, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Korannafontein Farm, South Africa; J. G. Steyn, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Humanskraal Farm, South Africa; I. D. Dreyer, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Skulpspruit Farm, South Africa; D. Slabbert, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Van Rooyenswoning Farm, South Africa; R. Findlay, No-Till Club of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; E. Zunckel, Conservation Agriculture Farmer - Zunckels Farm, South Africa; and L. Visser, Agriculture Research Council – Small Grains, South Africa

Chapter synopsis: In 2013 a specialised Conservation Agriculture (CA) programme was launched with the task to formalise and coordinate CA research with grain farmers in South Africa, including smallholders. The key question and challenge this new initiative faced was how to work with these farmers and build on what they were doing. This chapter explores this question by sketching the particular context in South Africa, then by exploring a number of theories relevant to this situation and how they were implemented locally (in South Africa) and globally. From there a number of conclusions and recommendations are shared for CA research and development projects in the future.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2021.0088.09
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The status of Conservation Agriculture adoption and spread in South Africa 3 Challenges in Conservation Agriculture adoption and spread in South Africa 4 Appropriate theories supporting Conservation Agriculture innovation 5 Farmers as intuitive innovators 6 The spontaneous adoption of Conservation Agriculture in a South African context 7 Engaging with Conservation Agriculture farmer innovators 8 Conclusion and future trends 9 References

Also in F

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings