Amir Kassam is the Moderator of the Global Platform for No-Till Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP) hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Chairman of the International Conservation Agriculture Advisory Panel for Africa (ICAAP-Africa) of the African Conservation Tillage (ACT) Network, Vice-Chairman of the Conservation Agriculture Association for the United Kingdom (CA-UK), and Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List in 2005 for services to tropical agriculture and to rural development. Amir’s work is focused on globalizing the development of No-Till Conservation Agriculture systems for sustainable agriculture and land management. During his career, Amir has worked with a number of national and international agricultural development and research institutions around the world.
Joel Williams and Amir Kassam lead a session for those who want to start at the very beginning with the first principles of adopting Conservation Agriculture. Amir will start with a big picture analysis of how we got to the industrial farming model and why it is important to change. Joel will explain the central […]