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Conservation Agriculture for Commercial Vegetable Home Gardens

Part of Kansas State University

Conservation Agriculture for Commercial Vegetable Home Gardens

https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/conservation-agriculture-asia
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Reyes Manny

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Soil Management, Water Management, Climate Change and Resilience and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Soil Management, Water Management, Climate Change and Resilience and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras and 5 MoreSEE ALL

Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ethiopia, Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania and PhilippinesSEE LESS

8
Countries Implemented In
150
Customers
Verified Funding
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Problem

Home gardens needed better approaches to maximizing resources and improving yields

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Solution

1. Minimum soil disturbance - no-tillage 2. Continuous cover - live or dead organic matter (not plastic) 3. Diverse cropping both in space and time/rotation

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Mission and Vision

Producing nutritious organic vegetables while enhancing resilience, soil health, saving water, reducing labor, increasing income and sequestering carbon.

Innovation Description

This is a management practice that is based on three inclusive foundations done in commercial vegetable home gardens: 1. Minimum soil disturbance - no-tillage 2. Continuous cover - live or dead organic matter (not plastic) 3. Diverse cropping both in space and time/rotation preferably with the use of drip irrigation

Competitive Advantage

Growing nutritious vegetables while enhancing health of natural resources.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Completing a training package

Milestones

Nov 2016
New Country Implemented In
Philippines
Sep 2016
New Country Implemented In
Ghana and Tanzania
May 2015
New Country Implemented In
Nepal
Mar 2014
New Country Implemented In
Guatemala and Honduras
Jun 2013
New Country Implemented In
Cambodia
Date Unknown
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$300,000
TITLEPromoting conservation agriculture for vegetable growers in Cambodia and Nepal
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Agriculture, Soil Management and Water Management
IMPLEMENTED INCambodia

Supporting Materials

Edralin-et-al-2017-Yield-Weeding-CA-Paper-veggies.pdf
Edralin-et-al-2016-soils-and-veggies.pdf
Schneider-2016-Nepal-Gender-Veggies.pdf