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Does Minimum Tillage with Planting Basins or Ripping Raise Maize Yields? Meso-panel Data Evidence from Zambia

Hambulo Ngoma (), Nicole M. Mason and Nicholas Sitko

No 198701, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: Raising agricultural productivity to meet growing food demands while increasing the resilience of rain-fed farm systems to climate variability is one of the most pressing contemporary development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Anchored on the three core principles of minimum tillage (MT), crop residue retention, and crop rotation; conservation agriculture (CA) technologies have been actively promoted over nearly the last two decades as potential solutions to raise farm productivity in the context of increased climate variability.

Keywords: Land Economics/Use; Productivity Analysis; Public Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36
Date: 2015-01
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.198701

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