Regionally as well as internationally, Conservation Agriculture research has proven to show numerous benefits, as it is evident that multiple donors continue to invest in the promotion and the adoption of CA technologies. These benefits range from:
- Improved soil fertility and moisture retention, resulting from long-term yield increase, decreasing yield variation and greater food security.
- Stabilizes soil and reduce erosion.
- It contributes in the reduction of surface water and groundwater contamination.
- Reduces on-farm costs: saving in time, labour and mechanized machinery.
CCARDESA (2016). Recent developments in conservation agriculture in the SADC region.