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EDN #148 Now Available 2020-07-17

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Farmer-Centered Climate Change Mitigation

Tim Motis

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ECHO recognizes climate change as a profound reality faced by small-scale farmers. Many of our publications have focused on helping farmers cope with related challenges such as heat and drought. Farmer resilience and minimal risk have been key elements of the practices we have written about over the years.  We encourage “no regret” strategies, approaches that steward the land well and improve livelihoods, regardless of whether or not farmers face immediate changes to climate (Flanagan, 2015). However, we also view farmers as having an integral role in mitigating some of the driving forces of climate change—something we explore in this article, which is the first of a two-part series. Part 1 explores principles that are foundational to the strategies that we will present in Part 2, in the next issue of EDN.  

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eWorkshop: Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in the community
Wed, 2 September 2020 » Tue, 8 December 2020


COVID-19 recovery that builds back better needs to take into account equipping families and communities to be self-sufficient, meeting their daily needs as much as possible from their immediate environment, no matter what the economic circumstances their country is going through. Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a sustainable land managed technique developed and popularized by the Land 4 Life Award winner Tony Rinaudo. Adoption of FMNR and the changed behaviors that accompany it,...

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Mon, 14 September 2020 » Fri, 18 September 2020

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To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the novel coronavirus, some on-campus ECHO Florida training events have been modified. ·Small-Scale Livestock Workshop, July 27 – 31, 2020 has been cancelled. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course.  Topics and discussions will be centered on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmer...

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ECHO Florida is excited to announce that our 2020 Annual International Conference will be fully online and will take place on November 19th, 2020. Stay tuned for more information

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