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.
An introductory presentation for those new to conservation agriculture (CA). Amir will present a global overview of CA, why it is needed, CA principles and systems, adoption and spread globally, and broad benefits at the field and landscape level. This will be followed with a discussion from Joel linking the practices of CA back to […]
John Landers, Frederic Thomas, Amir Kassam and Will Scale will be considering the implications of the current media storm about Glyphosate, and the positive or negative effects that a ban on the chemical would have on UK agriculture and the environment, and no-till farming in particular. Session chaired by Joanna Cherry.