This technology description introduces crop rotation as a fundamental principle of conservation agriculture. The basic principles and aspects to consider when transitioning to crop rotation are discussed. Crop rotation is the alternation of subsistence, cash and green manure/cover crops (GMCCs) with different characteristics, cultivated on the same field during successive years, and following a previously established sequence.
This technology is part of a series on conservation agriculture.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2012. Family Farming Knowledge Platform, Crop rotation in conservation agriculture