WRRC SeminarSeptember 19, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, POST 123
Conservation Agriculture Production Systems (CAPS): Building Resilience into Smallholder Agriculture
Professor Travis Idol, University of Hawaii, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Smallholder agricultural production of food staples in many developing countries continues to fail to benefit from Green Revolution advances in productivity while contributing to land-use change and degradation of natural resource quality. The US Agency for International Development is researching and promoting an integrated set of conservation agriculture practices to meet the needs of these producers. Ongoing research in India and Nepal will be summarized regarding the development, adoption, performance, and dissemination of CAPS for maize-based cropping systems. Implications for watershed management and resilience under increased weather variability will be discussed.
Water Resources Research Center, Mānoa Campus
Philip Moravcik, 808-956-3097, email@example.com