Conservation Agriculture

Environment, Farmers Experiences, Innovations, Socio-economy, Policy

  • Luis García-Torres
  • José Benites
  • Armando Martínez-Vilela
  • Antonio Holgado-Cabrera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Conservation Agriculture Global Improvements

  3. Farmer Experiences with Conservation Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. A. Tapia Peñalba
      Pages 59-68
    3. J. N. Landers, H. Mattana Saturnino, P. L. De Freitas, R. Trecenti
      Pages 79-84
  4. International Networks for Conservation Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. L. García-Torres, A. Martínez-Vilela, F. Serrano De Noreña
      Pages 87-91
    3. M. H. Pereira
      Pages 101-104
    4. M. Da Veiga, L. Do Prado Wildner, J. R. Benites
      Pages 105-110

About this book


In large parts of the developed and developing worlds soil tillage by plough or hoe is the main cause of land degradation leading to stagnating or even declining production levels and increasing production cost. It causes the soil to become more dense and compacted, the organic matter content to be reduced and water runoff and soil erosion to increase. It also leads to droughts becoming more severe and the soil becoming less fertile and less responsive to fertiliser.

This book brings together the key notes lectures and other outstanding contributions of the I World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and provides an updated view of the environment and economic advantages of CA and of its implementation in diferent areas of the World.


Erosion FAO Oxide Soil fertility Sustainable Agriculture Tillage biodiversity biomass emissions environment residue residues soil temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis García-Torres
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Benites
    • 3
  • Armando Martínez-Vilela
    • 2
  • Antonio Holgado-Cabrera
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Sustainable AgricultureCSICCordobaSpain
  2. 2.European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Agriculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Conservation Agriculture Working GroupRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6211-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1143-2
  • About this book
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