Sustainable Agriculture Land Management – A Training Manual

Published on December 31, 2014 | Author: Amos Wekesa & Madeleine Jönsson

Climate change with uncertain weather conditions constitute one of the main challenges for small-holder farmers in the East African region. Vi Agroforestry works with farmers and farmers’ organisations to increase their environmental awareness, helping farmers to adapt to climate change, increasing the use of sustainable energy and prevent and reduce the effects of natural disasters caused by climate change.
Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) is a methodology for farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change or to reduce such risks upon farmers’ productivity. The practices can be used in different climate or agro-ecological zones. Certain SALM practices can also be adopted in urban areas, e.g. green gardening, agronomic practices, renewable energy solutions, and water and waste management.

This material includes practices that farmers can use to take small realistic steps to ensure productivity and profitability. The purpose of the manual is to guide farmers to adopt the practices in their crop and livestock management systems. This manual includes modules on SALM practices, such as agroforestry, nutrient management, integrated livestock management as well as soil and water conservation. Each module contains an overview of the topic, descriptions on how to implement the specific techniques, and suggested exercises.
Jönsson, M. & Wekesa. A. 2014. Sustainable Agriculture Land Management – A Training Manual. Vi Agroforestry, Stockholm.
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