In southern Bangladesh, soil salinity and insufficient irrigation are important constraints that keep many farmers from growing a dry season crop. This video shows how a group of women farmers in Shovna Village are using strip tillage, a conservation agriculture practice that allows them to dramatically reduce tillage and keep crop residues on the soil surface to conserve soil moisture and reduce salinity. Using these practices, the women of Shovna show that it is possible to grow more, while saving time, water and money! ***
This video was developed for International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) in partnership with the Regional Wheat Research Consortium of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. Funding for video development and field activities was supplied by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Funding for field activities was supplied by the Feed the Future Initiative of USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Cornell University's Food for Progress Project, funded by the Unites States Department of Agriculture, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
This video is made possible through support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Agency for International Development or the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
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