Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 2
Practice and Benefits
Prof Amir Kassam, Prof Amir Kassam, Dr Laila Kassam, Dr Muhammad Farooq, Dr Ahmad Nawaz
This collection reviews ways of optimising Conservation Agricultural (CA) practices and their benefits.
Chapters summarise research on optimising soil management, crop nutrition and irrigation, as well as weed, insect pest and disease management. The book also reviews ways of optimising the environmental and social benefits of adopting CA practices.
Chapters discuss carbon and biodiversity management, the ways CA can promote ecosystem services as well as the use of life cycle assessment (LCA) techniques to monitor and improve CA. There are also chapters on improving the economic and broader social benefits of CA for farming communities.