8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
After evaluating the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and carefully considering the likely future scenarios,the International Organizing Committee of the 8WCCA has concluded that a normal, physical gathering at the Congress venue in Bern would be too risky. A further postponement by another year will also cause a serious disruption in the normal World […]
The 2nd ISWA is going to a virtual Symposium !
Because many people may not be able to travel as a result of the pandemic Covid 19 or of its economic impact, the 2nd ISWA Symposium on Work in Agriculture is going to a totally virtual Symposium. Making the Symposium more accessible helps our underlying mission to elaborate and advance in multidisciplinary approaches on work in […]
Rice farmers can get better yields and more resilience to climate change
The method, the system of rice intensification (SRI), is different from traditional paddy growing, with permanently flooded rice fields. Traditionally, SRI builds on four principles: Early transplanting of the seedlings (1-2 weeks instead of 3-6), widely spaced plants to allow for regular mechanical weeding and reduce the competition for water, carefully controlled water management, and the […]