Conservation Agriculture Association for the United Kingdon (CA-UK)

Welcome to Conservation Agriculture…

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is defined as a sustainable and resource saving agriculture production system comprising a set of farming practices adapted to the requirements of the constituent annual and perennial crops and local conditions of each farm and region, whose farming and soil management techniques protect the land from erosion and degradation, improve its quality and biodiversity, and contribute to the preservation of the natural resources, water and air, while optimizing yields and total farm output.

Agronomic practices included in CA systems are based on three core principles, which must be fulfilled concomitantly which are applied along with other complementary good agricultural practices:

  • No or minimum soil disturbance (no till seeding and weeding).
  • Maintenance of permanent soil mulch covers (crop residues, cover crops).
  • Cropping system diversity (crop rotations, associated cropping).

You can read more about what Conservation Agriculture is by visiting the Our Story page.

CA-UK is a member of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF) whose other members include...