Potential role of Conservation Agriculture in South Africa for carbon sequestration for climate mitigation : A provisional research agenda

Keesstra, Saskia; Franke, Angelinus; Wösten, Henk; Mashingaidze, Nester


During a workshop and field visit in December 2019 in South Africa we discussed the Role soil C of Conservation Agriculture and carbon sequestration for climate mitigation. The insights of the workshop comprised of: (i) Integrating livestock into crop systems to achieve circularity, (ii) Economic and environmental sustainability is possible without subsidy, (iii) The transition towards sustainable farming can also be slow: Every step into the direction of sustainability if a good one, (iv) Vision and love for the land: a good farmer is a steward of the land; and (v) Ways to find hands-on local, but holistic solutions for every farm.