Minimum tillage and direct planting
Leaving crop residues on the soil surface and subsequent planting through the mulch. The mulch layer has several important functions: it helps to increase and maintain water stored in the soil, reduces soil erosion, contributes to improve soil fertility and it efficiently controls weeds by hindering their growth and preventing weeds from producing seeds.
Land use type
Minimum soil disturbance
Type of land degradation addressed
Chemical soil deterioration
Soil erosion by water