CASC takes stock of the activities related to the design and assessment of direct seeding mulch-based cropping (DMC) systems that were developed by previous projects since 2004. Biodiversity (i.e., plant species and genetic variation within species, macro and microorganisms) is keys in our approach to build ecological resiliency, to drive soil-crop interactions and to enhance ecosystem services of regulation and provision.
CASC promotes an ecological intensification of the cropping systems to increase the profitability of small-scale farms through diversified cropping patterns, enhancing soil fertility and water retention, increasing crop diversification, improving the integration with animal husbandry and perennial crops, and delivering high-quality technical advice. A large diversity of farming and cropping systems are designed for the uplands (maize, cassava, soybean, mung-bean…) and the lowlands (irrigation scheme, rain-fed rice) of Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom and Battambang provinces.

Ecological intensification, conservation agriculture, engineering of cropping systems and landscape unit, appropriate-scale machinery, assessment of soil fertility (chemical, physical and biological properties), socio-economic and environmental surveys, technical advice, germplasm preservation and seed production, training and higher education programs, numeric pedagogical resources.

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