In the summer of 2014, I worked for Farm Radio International where I travelled to remote villages in Tanzania to interview farmers.
In the southern Tanzanian districts of Liwale and Newala, over 50 schools are embracing conservation farming.
With traditional farming, farmers – who make up 75 per cent of the population – are forced to move from one land to another due to soil erosion. This has been a particular concern over the years, as the population increases.
But agronomists say that by learning the new practice and educating the young, students will be able to re-use the land for longer and harvest profitable crops in the future.
Here is a multimedia slide show: