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Ken Giller

Professor Ken Giller, technical advisor to the Africa Soil Health Consortium, is concerned by a tendency to promote blanket solutions to transform African farming, which fail to account for the complex and varied constraints smallholders face.
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Organic, no-till farming, in permanent beds, with permanent paths,doubles or triples yields compared to traditional farming, reduces labor 50% to 75%, reduces inputs-expenses to nearly 0, increases fertility, stops soil erosion, eliminates most weed, disease and insect problems
posted by: ken hargesheimere (13:56:34 Wed 4th July 2012)

Timely and an important set of observations. It might be nice to develop this into a discussion forum.
posted by: Malcolm Blackie (11:07:10 Wed 4th July 2012)



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