A presentation given by Bill Crabtree to the International Institute for Environment and Development during a seminar on conservation tillage on 28 March, 2014.
Better known as no-till Bill, Crabtree is one of the most fervent promoters of no-till farming, having spent more than 25 years researching and extending these farming practices in his home country, Australia, and the world. He shared his experience on how he has contributed to convert large areas of abandoned degraded land into productive fields, and discussed the technical and institutional factors that supported this transformation.
The seminar was jointly organised by IIED's agroecology team and the Tropical Agricultural Association.
A video interview with Crabtree conducted at the same event can be seen on slide 105, or via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9zFLNNH_sY.