Low-Input Upland Rice Systems with Conservation in Côte d’Ivoire
Conservation Agriculture is a farming system that promotes minimum soil disturbance (i.e. no tillage), maintenance of a permanent soil cover, and diversification of plant species. It enhances biodiversity and natural biological processes above and below the ground surface, which contribute to increased water and nutrient use efficiency and to improved and sustained crop production. Crop rotation is the practice of planting different crops sequentially on the same plot of land to improve soil health, optimize nutrients in the soil, and combat pest and weed pressure. A chemical fertilizer is defined as any inorganic material of wholly or partially synthetic origin that is added to soil to sustain plant growth. Conservation agriculture and crop rotation provide reduction in the use of chemicals and soil organic matter enrichment.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP) - CNR
Conservation Agriculture (CA) combined with rotation and chemical fertilization