The potential of conservation agriculture to improve nutrition in Zambia

The potential of conservation agriculture to improve nutrition in Zambia

07 May 2015

Conservation agriculture is an agricultural system that has been supported by Concern in Zambia for over two decades. The method has been shown to increase productivity, build resilience and protect the soil.

In this brief, Anne-Marie Mayer PhD, an independent nutrition and agriculture consultant, provides an overview of a study on the impact of conservation agriculture on improving nutrition in Zambia. The study takes in its impact not only on food production, but also on family incomes and women’s empowerment.

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 Lilian sits with her daughter Catherine in front of her home in Zambia surrounded by her harvest. Photo taken by Gareth Bently/Concern Worldwide

The potential of conservation agriculture to improve nutrition in Zambia

Conservation agriculture is an agricultural system that has been supported by Concern in Zambia for over two decades. The method has been shown to increase productivity, build resilience and protect the soil.