EDN #148 Now Available
In this issue:
- Farmer-Centered Climate Change Mitigation: Part 1 of 2
- Are Crickets a Practical Source of Protein in Tropical Countries?
- From ECHO's Seed Bank: Cowpea Varieties for Warm Rainy Season
- Echoes from our Network: Emergency Gardens in a Quarantine World
- Books, Websites, and Other Resources: New ECHO Branding, New Technical Note on Earthbag Seed Banks, Restoring the Soil- Second Edition now available through Amazon.com Inc®
Farmer-Centered Climate Change Mitigation
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.