Conservation agriculture is a key in Improving food security. (CA) is increasingly promoted as an alternative for coping with the need to increase food production and food securirty for smallholder farmers on the basis of more sustainable farming practices.
Help Channel Burundi uses three principles of CA to help smallholder farmers increase their productivity and food security.
* Minimal soil disturbance through reduced or no tillage;
* .Permanent organic soil cover using mulches; and
Diversified crop rotations and associations (inter-cropping) with legumes