Soil quality and farm profitability: A win-win situation

M.M. Pulleman, J. Hellin, D. Flores Velázquez, W. López Báez

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Abstract

Farmers are more likely to adopt and adapt improved soil management strategies if their efforts lead to an immediate economic benefit. An encouraging policy environment, as well as farmer organisation also stimulates the adoption of conservation practices. In Mexico, farmers are adapting their maize-based cropping systems to conservation agriculture, leading to both higher profits and soil conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-8
JournalLEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • conservation tillage
  • soil conservation
  • maize
  • cimmyt
  • mexico
  • latin america

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