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Table Of Contents

Abbreviations
Arumeru acknowledgements
Executive summary
1 Introduction
2 Methodology
The case study team
Participatory rural appraisals
Field visits
3 Context
Location
Population
Geography
Rainfall
Drainage
Soils
Economic activities
Markets
Mechanization
Infrastructure
Economic and cultural characteristics
Health
Farming
Institutions
5 Conservation agriculture practices
Introducing conservation agriculture
Soil fertility and degradation
Soil erosion
Implements and power
Soil cover
Crop rotation
Indigenous knowledge
6 Adapting and diffusing conservation agriculture
Pathways
Approaches and methods
Incentives
Policies and bylaws
7 Conservation agriculture effects
Agronomics and environment
Managing soil cover
Socio-economics
8 Gaps and challenges
Low adoption
Affordability
Land tenure
Few conservation agriculture implements
Lack of follow-up and coordination
Inadequate conservation agriculture skills
Bylaw enforcement
Migration
Adequate soil cover and weeding
Diversity of crops for research
9 Conclusion
10 Recommendations
References
Appendix 1 Conservation agriculture institutes and projects
Appendix 2 Rainfall graphs
Appendix 3 Lablab and mucuna seed distribution
Karatu District
Mbeya District
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