Appropriate mechanisation for sustainable agriculture – lessonsfrom Malawi are in harmony with findings in South Africa

Toepaslike meganisasie vir volhoubare landbou –Lesse vanuit Malawi is in lyn met bevindings in Suid-Afrika


Bill Berry, M.Sc. Agric. (Agronomy) has been consulting in the agribusiness and rural development field for the past 16 years. He also has 21 years of experience in crop production research and extension, managing Agricultural Research Council and Government research sections, and has built up a solid knowledge of conservation agriculture farming methods and mechanisation.


Between 2001 and 2005 he was involved in planning, implementation and management of a large commercial crop production enterprise in Sudan, growing cotton, sorghum, sunflower, maize, wheat and sesame, using no-till methods on up to 8 000 hectares. His research work initially concentrated on crop physiology, general agronomy, soil physics, soil water and energy balances in tillage systems, and crop modelling. Consulting Agronomist who pioneered on No-Till in KZN and many parts of Africa


Bill Berry, Raadgewende Landboukundige wat ‘n pionier is in bewaringslandbou in KZN en in baie dele van Afrika