A female farmer of CA farmer network in Rattanak Mundol decided to invest in two-row no-till planter (Fitarelli) at 3500$/unit from Brazil. She uses it to practice CA on her farm and retail the service to the neighbors.
Soil preparation is an important operation in conventional Cassava cultivation. Farmers plow twice (deep and shallow) and make ridging to avoid waterlogging and assumedly improve soil structure for tubers production. Such bare soil with furrows is highly erosive in particular with Cassava that needs 2-3 months to have full canopy development.
Continuous intensive plowing for monocropping of hybrid cultivation has rapidly degraded the soil. Obvious example on shallow Mollisols with 15-20 depth, Calcareous stones emerge all over the field for just less than 10 years. It signifies significant soil loss through run-off.