Conservation Agriculture in arid areas – Oumarou Balarabé

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jun 30, 2016

(This is the first video in a two-part video)
Oumarou Balarabé of Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) presents Conservation Agriculture (CA) work carried out in the context of dry zones. Balarabé talks about the main characteristics of dryland areas including short single-mode rainfall, fragile natural ecosystems, high competition on space and biomass, bushfires, small-scale agriculture and high population density.

CA affects both the determinants and effects of climate change. Balarabé introduces water balance issues arguing that CA soil management techniques result in lower levels of soil loss through run-off and erosion. Drawing on his experience in Cameroon, Balarabé demonstrates how CA methods can be highly productive in terms of improving agricultural production.

This webinar was organized as a part of a learning event on conservation agriculture for climate change mitigation that was organized by the community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture and CA-CoP Conservation agriculture community of practice in 2012. © FAO

Part 2:

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

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