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No one-size-fits-all solution for sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture production through the use of conservation farming is far from a global one-size-fits-all solution, according to new research from the University of Arizona.  Because of its success in the U.S. and other countries, conservation agriculture, or CA, has been widely promoted as a way for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to increase yields while also making those yields more resilient to changing climate conditions. However, research by UA agricultural and resource economics assistant professor Jeffrey Michler in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences found that benefits of CA are not consistent around the world.  Read more...



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