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Report: World’s Farm Resources at ‘Breaking Point’

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices provide a solution to the climate crisis and growing demand for food.

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices can help bring the world's farm resources back from a "breaking point," while continuing to provide food for generations to come. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Zimbabwe Farmers Triple Crop Production with No-Till

FAO report indicates more than 300,000 farmers in Zimbabwe have adopted conservation agriculture practices.

More than 300,000 farmers in Zimbabwe are no-tilling and nearly tripling their crop production, leading to higher household incomes for farmers. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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No-Till Key to Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

Saidi Mkomwa and the African Conservation Tillage Network work to increase access to information about no-till.

In order for Africa to make an agricultural transformation, the country will need conservation agriculture and no-till, says Saidi Mkomwa, executive director of the African Conservation Tillage Network. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Information Revolution Needed to Promote No-Till Worldwide

Increasing worldwide adoption of no-till will require a shift in mindset and a localized approach.

No-till, referred to as conservation agriculture outside of the U.S., is an adaptive and effective tool to help combat climate change. To get farmers on board with changing their practices, some governments and other organizations are using carbon markets as incentives. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Growers Could Receive $25 Per Acre Payments if Using Cover Crops

More than two-thirds of no-tillers will be eligible for up to $5 billion in financial incentives.
Landowners could receive payments of $25 per acre on up to 1,000 acres if cover crops are established in their fields for the purposes of soil health, according to a preliminary Senate draft of the Build Back Better bill and corresponding budget. Non-operating landowners could receive payments of $5 per acre for encouraging tenants to seed covers on rented fields.
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Rodale Institute Launching Regenerative Ag Center in Parma, Italy

In the land just outside of Parma, Italy, 6 acres are dedicated to a carbon-neutral village, which includes office space, labs, a scientific garden, a bistro, and more. This may sound like an ideal getaway, but for Davines Group, an international certified B Corp founded in 1983, it’s home. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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World Food Prize Winner: Soils Should Have Rights, Too

A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of FAO’s key areas of work
A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) key areas of work. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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Conservation Agriculture is a Tool, Not a Goal

Farmers are 21st-century innovators who apply amazing technologies to the challenges of our moment. A member of the Global Farmer Network, French farmer Sarah Singla says "We do all of this because we’re resilient — and know that our job as farmers is to keep producing food, even in the harshest of circumstances."
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Can We Talk About Climate Change? Here is What We Agree On

As someone who has now clocked over thirty years of working with farmers and ranchers (and agriculture organizations) on multiple natural resource issues and policies, I can tell you from my experience that people’s opinions on climate change seem to break down roughly into one of four categories.
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