…, environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
It is 20 to 50 per cent less labour-intensive and contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through lower energy inputs and improved nutrient use efficiency. It also stabilises and protects soil from breaking down and releasing carbon into the atmosphere… also emphasised in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on “Climate Change and Land.”
The report listed it as a ‘sustainable land management practice’ focused on ecological functions that “can be effective in building resilience of agroecosystems.”
The current intensive agriculture system has led to soil degradation and…
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