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Try, Try Again … and Succeed!

January 7, 2022

Community farming was a success in M. Kaé village in 2021. Although they have worked together on a community grain bank since 2014, a lack of funds to purchase fertilizer had thwarted their previous efforts at community farming. M. Kaé has done a great job of managing their community grain bank with support from local […]

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The Old Ways are Proving to Be the Best

June 8, 2020

Farmers in Yama’s district generally cultivate crops like cotton, chilies, and vegetables. They believed they needed heavy applications of chemical fertilizers to get good yields, even though people got sick from eating the foods grown with these methods. When local partner Chethana came to Yama’s village they tried to motivate the farmers to return to […]

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Going Organic with Traditional Grains

October 8, 2019

Growing traditional cereal crops using organic farming practices is allowing Chinna, his wife, Maremma, and their eight children to feel greater food security even during frequent droughts. Prior to joining the program, the family grew cotton for income. Increasing drought meant their yields didn’t bring in enough to support the farm and household. The program […]

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