Conservation agriculture reduces time and labor for women in Cambodia


This Feed the Future article "Conservation Agriculture Reduces Time and Labor for Women in Cambodia" features an Horticulture Innovation lab project "Empowering women vegetable growers with drip irrigation" led by Manuel Reyes where women farmers divided their plots into four sections to be farmed as follows: conservation agriculture with hand watering; conservation agriculture with drip irrigation; traditional methods with drip irrigation; and traditional methods with hand watering. Researchers found differences in labor between the plots; drip irrigation and conservation agriculture freed the women farmers from the drudgery of carrying water, tilling and weeding.