n Oilseeds Focus - The performance of sunflower under conservation agriculture - agronomy

Volume 5 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2410-1206


Farmer-led transformation of agricultural production systems based on conservation agriculture principles is gathering momentum globally as a new trend for the 21st century. Worldwide, the area under no-till is currently estimated at 157 million hectares. Since the 2008/09 season, conservation agriculture cropland has expanded at an average rate of 10 million hectares per year, which attests to the increased interest in this production method. The greatest rate of adoption has been observed in North and South America, Australia and Asia. More recently, an awareness of and support for conservation agriculture in Europe and Africa has increased.

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