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Scaling-up conservation agriculture in the Amhara Region

Ethiopia

Titre : Scaling-up conservation agriculture in the Amhara Region

Pays /Région : Ethiopia
Localisation : East Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region

Date : 2015 // 2020

Descriptif
Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting Migbare Senay Children and Family Support Organization with a five-year conservation agriculture project in East Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region totaling $673,000.

Conventional farming methods using oxen and plows have gradually led to soil erosion and soil infertility. Farmers have also begun to rely on chemical fertilizer to increase their decreasing yields. Families struggle to grow enough food to last them the whole year. Conservation agriculture farming methods have been widely proven as a solution to meeting such challenges.

This project is improving food security and environmental sustainability by scaling up conservation agriculture systems for 5,600 smallholder farmers (benefiting approximately 28,000 individuals). Through the introduction and adoption of conservation agriculture, crops can grow well and result in increased harvest.

The project activities includes training model farmers and animators who are willing to test and promote conservation agriculture in their community, providing guidance to farmers.

This project is part of the Government of Canada-funded conservation agriculture grant.

Bénéficiaires  : $ 28 000

Lead Member : Mennonite Central
Partenariat Mise en oeuvre  : Migbare Senay Children and Family Support Organization

Budget : $ 673,000

Présentation (Canadian Foodgrains Bank)

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