Wednesday 24th June 2020

Sustainable Farming for a Plant-Based Food System

with Dr Amir Kassam

We cover:

  • Why modern tillage agriculture degrades the land resource base and the environment
  • What should sustainable agricultural land use offer to farmers, society and nature
  • How Conservation Agriculture delivers productivity, economic, environmental and social benefits

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About the speaker

Professor Amir Kassam is Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK. For many years he has been involved in the global transformation of the conventional degrading tillage agriculture to sustainable agriculture based on no-till Conservation Agriculture. He is the Moderator of the Global Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP) Platform and has worked with a number of organisations around the world on sustainable agriculture. He has published widely on the productivity, economic, environmental and societal benefits of Conservation Agriculture, which is now practiced on more than 180 million hectares of global cropland and expanding at an annual rate of some 10 million hectares.

Amir was awarded the OBE in 2005 for services to tropical agriculture and to rural development. Born in Zanzibar, Amir has a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science and a PhD in Agricultural Ecology from the University of Reading, and an MS in Irrigation Science from the University of California, Davis. Amir is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and former chair of the Tropical Agriculture Association UK.

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