Resource Library: Pastoralism
Green Manure/Cover Crops and Crop Rotation in Conservation Agriculture on Small Farms
Soil degradation on small farms in the Eastern Region of Paraguay is the principal cause of a continuous decrease in crop production. The consequences of this are reduced economic income and increased poverty among rural families. Management measures to maintain soil fertility on small farms in Paraguay should be oriented toward the utilization of practices that maximize biomass production while minimizing its decomposition. These practices together are referred to as “conservation agriculture” and explored in this paper.