Demo plots show strong results

  • Ben visits a demo plot with David Dyer.
  • Our team in Ghana shows off the demo plots they have been cultivating with local farmers.

The external demonstration plots are showing strong results in the form of noticeable differences in yields between traditional and conservation agriculture methodologies. One example is a recent yield of bambara nuts (an indigenous crop similar to peanuts or soybeans) where the harvest gathered from the mulched portion of a plot was significantly higher than the harvest from the unmulched portion.

Farmers who have participated in conservation plots this past season are continuing in the process, and some are enlarging from 6×6 to 12×12 meter plots for the September-November growing season. This repeated participation and increase in land appropriation shows an acceptance of the methods, and perhaps early indication of adoption.