The NRIC archived collections in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Natural Resources Management and Development Portal contain reports generated by USAID, its contractors, and its partners. These reports describe the projects and other USAID natural resource activities and their impacts and lessons learned.

The purpose of this publication is to show how conservation agriculture can increase crop production while reducing erosion and reversing soil fertility decline, improving rural livelihoods and restoring the environment in developing countries.

This pocket guide is written for field agents working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in this guide are meant to support field agents' work with farm families and to help reduce their risks from weather changes.

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