In many areas where we serve, our goal of economic empowerment and increasing household income must start at the most basic level: helping families increase food production to the point that they can feed themselves and establish a path to income generation.
In these situations, we demonstrate sustainable conservation agriculture techniques, an ecological approach to farming that results in better harvests, healthier soil and improved long-term land output. The method adheres to the general principles of heavy mulching, precise space and time management, and the use of local, easily accessible resources. It improves food security and increases the chance of a surplus, creating economic opportunity. And, it relies on using resources that can be procured freely from nature, such as mulch and natural fertilizer, which reduces costs, increases profits and ensures the ability of the farmers to carry on without outside assistance.
The hand up you provide could be the turning point for an individual who has expressed a genuine desire to improve his or her circumstances.
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