Conservation Agriculture and   Cover Crops: A Choice forSustainable Cropland Management  Planned Research Cooperation with...
Process of acquiring the innovative approach    (August 2011)   Me: TUM assitant researcher    working on conservation   ...
Optimizing Subsidiary Crop Applications in  Rotations                                           Making conservation       ...
Conventional Agriculture
Conservation AgricultureDMC                              CT
Direct planted                 Ploughed
Expected Impact   Reduced green house gas emission   Increased biodiversity   Reduced use of herbicides and pesticides...
Farming situation in Ethiopia
CoNEt             : Ethiopian       Conservation Agriculture and       Introduction of Cover Crops in         Northern Eth...
Impact1. Research2. International   cooperation
Impact1. Researchi.e localization of conservation   Testing      agriculture in Ethiopia                                  ...
Maresh              Jab planter: Brazil         Testing         direct         planters
Testing           ZimbabweRippersandplanters
BrazilTesting ananimal-drawnknife-roller
2. International and nationalcooperation                                CoNEt
THANK YOU
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Egk 2012 mewael kiros, assefa

  1. 1. Conservation Agriculture and Cover Crops: A Choice forSustainable Cropland Management Planned Research Cooperation with the Technische Universität München Mewael Kiros, ASSEFA Nov. 2012
  2. 2. Process of acquiring the innovative approach (August 2011) Me: TUM assitant researcher working on conservation agriculture Problem identified Over coffee discussion: use and enhancement of crop biodiversity in order to improve sustainability of cropping Dr. Jörg Peter Baresel systems. Researcher, Agronomist Discussion continued: at TUM . • Conservation agriculture (CA) and use of cover crops • OSCAR
  3. 3. Optimizing Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations Making conservation agriculter work by:  Disturbing the soil as little as possible  Kepping the soilContract period: covered as much as1 April 2012 to 31 March 2016 possibleProject webpage:  By mixing and rotatinghttp://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy/agriculture/projects/oscar_en.htm cropsMain funder:EU Framework Programme
  4. 4. Conventional Agriculture
  5. 5. Conservation AgricultureDMC CT
  6. 6. Direct planted Ploughed
  7. 7. Expected Impact Reduced green house gas emission Increased biodiversity Reduced use of herbicides and pesticides Reduced losses of nitrogen and phosphorus Reduced erosion Improved water use efficiency Lower production costs Social impact: reduction of time consumption for tillage leaves more time for other reproductive acitivities
  8. 8. Farming situation in Ethiopia
  9. 9. CoNEt : Ethiopian Conservation Agriculture and Introduction of Cover Crops in Northern Ethiopia (CoNEt) CoNEt initiativeSubmission date : June 15, 2012 presentedResult notification: Dec., 2012 during OSCAR kick-Partners: off meeting1. Aksum University, Ethiopia2. Technische Universität München, Germany3. Best Practices Association (BPA) , Ethiopia Outcomes4. Aksum Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia CoNEt will be5. University of Nairobi, Kenya closely6. ESASODECOTON/IRAD Project, Cameroon related to7. Friedrich Wenz GMBH, Germany OSCAR8. Yirga Engineering PLC, Ethiopia
  10. 10. Impact1. Research2. International cooperation
  11. 11. Impact1. Researchi.e localization of conservation Testing agriculture in Ethiopia cover crops
  12. 12. Maresh Jab planter: Brazil Testing direct planters
  13. 13. Testing ZimbabweRippersandplanters
  14. 14. BrazilTesting ananimal-drawnknife-roller
  15. 15. 2. International and nationalcooperation CoNEt
  16. 16. THANK YOU

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