Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa


thr_2-e1466715276683 Drought is increasingly common in Malawi, leaving an estimated 3 million people in need of urgent humanitarian food assistance this year alone. However, more than 400 farmers and their families in Malaka, Southern Malawi, who have been practicing CA over the last 12 years will escape hunger. CIMMYT and its partner Total LandCare have helped more than 65,000 farmers adopt CA systems throughout the entire country. Above, SIMLESA lead farmer Agnes Sendeza harvets maize ears on her farm in Tembwe, Salima Dstrict, Malawi. Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT

This story is one of a series of features written during CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary year to highlight significant advancements in maize and wheat research between 1966 and 2016. It has been republished with the permission of CIMMYT.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CIMMYT) — When practiced unsustainably, agriculture has led to environmental degradation and famine, which have plagued civilizations through the centuries. Innovations such as irrigation…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, before my nomination to attend SEC 40, 2018 NIPSS Kuru, Jos. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I was the founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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