8WCCA

8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
Online Congress Bern, Switzerland
June 21st – 23rd, 2021
Field Days Witzwil, Bern
June 24th & 25th, 2021

 

8WCCA

THE ROAD TO THE 8WCCA:
WEBINARS ABOUT CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE
ORGANIZED BY FAO AND ECAF

 

The old protecting the young

What is Conservation Agriculture?

About us

ECAF was constituted in Brussels on 14th January, 1999, as a non-profit making international association, subjected to the Belgium laws. It was conceived to encourage any issue focused on maintaining the agrarian soil and its biodiversity in the context of sustainable agriculture.

The aims of ECAF are:

Information

to promote information to society about the techniques that make it possible to conserve agrarian soil and its biodiversity, in the context of sustainable agriculture

Investigation

to encourage the development, teaching and investigation on any aspect related to Conservation Agriculture and the biodiversity of agrarian soil

Development

to develop all kinds of activities and programs addressed to the achievement of the previous aims

What is Conservation Agriculture?

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is defined as a sustainable agriculture production system comprising a set of farming practices adapted to the requirements of crops and local conditions of each region, whose farming and soil management techniques protect the soil from erosion and degradation, improve its quality and biodiversity, and contribute to the preservation of the natural resources, water and air, while optimizing yields.

Agronomic practices included in CA are based on three core principles, which must be fulfilled concomitantly:

  • Minimum soil disturbance.
  • Maintenance of permanent soil covers.
  • Cropping system diversity, crop rotations.
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