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An African success: the case of conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe
International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
This paper highlights the limiting factors of agricultural production in Zimbabwe and presents conservation agriculture (CA) as a potential solution to address many of these challenges. CA, based on the three principles of minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention and crop rotations, targets low soil fertility, moisture deficits and low management standards through the use of soil-fertility-enhancing technologies (precision fertilizer application, crop rotations, sequencing anddoi:10.3763/ijas.2010.0556 fatcat:r4rsevamere3hhie5df2bzj24m