Many small-scale farmers and their families suffer from hunger each year. About half of these farmers are women, who have additional barriers to owning land, receiving education or assistance. Working with these farmers is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty and hunger.
ERDO’s agricultural programs teach farming skills like conservation agriculture. Conservation agriculture helps farmers through the preservation of the good things in soil. It uses minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover with living or dead plant material and diversifying crops.
Together, we can empower family farmers to increase their crop production, resist climate change and recover from emergencies, like famine, drought or natural disaster.
In Canada, farmers have a unique way to join in supporting food and agriculture programs overseas. Click here to learn about Cultivate ERDO.