8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture

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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 !

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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

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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 […]