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Conservation tillage

Conservation tillage

  • Viresco Solutions

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Conservation tillage

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Conventional tillage is the traditional method of farming in which soil is prepared for planting by completely inverting it with a tractor-pulled plough, followed by subsequent additional tillage to smooth the soil surface for crop cultivation. In contrast, conservation tillage is a tillage system that conserves soil, water and energy resources through the reduction of tillage intensity and retention of crop residue. Conservation tillage involves the planting, growing and harvesting of crops with limited disturbance to the soil surface.

  • Grazing land management

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Objective:

    Agricultural ecosystems hold large carbon reserves (IPCC, 2001a), mostly in soil organic matter.Historically, these systems have lost more than 50 Pg Carbon, but some of this carbon lost can be recovered through improved management, thereby withdrawing atmospheric CO2 (Paustian et al., 1998; Lal, 1999, 2004a).

  • Reduced tillage (rice)

    Type: 
    Technology
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    For upland crops, reduced tillage technology for paddy rice involves planting or transplanting directly into the soil with minimal prior tillage in the residues of the preceding crop. Rice cultivation is responsible for 10% of GHG emissions from agriculture. In developing countries, the share of rice in GHG emissions from agriculture is even higher, e.g., it was 16% in 1994.

  • International Technical Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Created in 1961, the International Technical Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change (CITEPA) is a not-for-profit association (1901 Act). CITEPA identifies, analyses and disseminates data and methods on air pollution and climate change. As part of the mission, it has been entrusted by the French Environment Ministry to develop the national inventories of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, in accordance with the commitments of France, in the framework of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (under the UNFCCC and UN/ECE-LRTAP Conventions).

  • Soil improvement techniques

    Type: 
    Product

    Soil Bio Fumigation – among other soil cultivation methods like solar and fungside treatment bio fumigation can be an additional harmless tool to growers (organic and conventional) to reduce some of the major soil pathogens. Genesis continuously investigates this field in order to develop an assortment of active green manures from soil cultivation.

  • Farmers’ preferences for climate-smart agriculture an assessment in the Indo-Gangetic plain

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:

    This study was undertaken to assess farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for various climate-smart interventions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The research outputs will be helpful in integrating farmers’ choices with government programs in the selected regions. The Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) was selected because it is highly vulnerable to climate change, which may adversely affect the sustainability of the rice-wheat production system and the food security of the region.

  • Improved irrigation efficiency

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Description

    Improving irrigation efficiency aims at minimizing water use within the agricultural sector while continuing to maintain optimal crop productivity rates. Water (and energy) efficient irrigation also provides a number of environmental and socio-economic benefits. High irrigation efficiency is becoming increasingly important due to the current decrease in available water resources and growing populations that drive expansion of agricultural activities. 

  • Cropland management

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    Agricultural ecosystems hold large carbon reserves (IPCC, 2001a), mostly in soil organic matter.Historically, these systems have lost more than 50 Pg Carbon, but some of this carbon lost can be recovered through improved management, thereby withdrawing atmospheric CO2 (Paustian et al., 1998; Lal, 1999, 2004a).