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  1. Key Resource 2020-07-17 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.Increasing farmer resilience and minimizing risk have been key elements of the practices we have...  
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  4. Farmers with limited resources have to deal with annual variations in climate such as drought, floods and catastrophic events. But sustainable practices which enhance resilency can also have a net effect of reducing CO2 in the atmosphere and slowing down global warming.  
  5. Farmers in many parts of the world, because of human population growth, have little choice but to crop their land continuously, with scarce resources to replace nutrients withdrawn by each successive crop. Crop residues are often lost as a source of organic matter and mulch, usually through...  
  6. 2007-07-20 This article takes a fresh look at what is going on in the soil, especially in relation to soil organic matter and the organisms it supports; how this life in the soil is impacted by our land care practices; and how it in turn impacts the productivity of our farms.  
  7. 2008-04-20 There is a huge difference in yield between FGW and traditional methods.  
  8. 2010-07-20 Tony Rinaudo (working with World Vision Australia) responded to the article aboutFaidherbia albidain EDN 107 with helpful comments. “In West Africa, crops growing under a canopy of the nitrogen fixingF. albidatrees produce an extra 2.5 to 3 tons of stalks per hectare and two and a half times the...  
  9. 2011-10-20 The current drought and famine in the Horn of Africa are deeply distressing. The severe drought of the past year has put an estimated 12 million or more people in danger of starvation.  
  10. 2013-07-01 Conservation agriculture (CA) has been promoted in East Africa through a number of initiatives over the past half year. In this article, we share what ECHO has gleaned from regional partners, in hopes that you can expand upon these successes and also promote further sharing on ECHO’s website....