Farming with Nature
Locally-tailored ecoagriculture approaches can dramatically benefit both farmers and wildlife. Many farmers already know, or are learning, how to farm in ways that protect wildlife habitats, and how to conserve ecosystems in ways that improve farm production. But rural communities often lack financial resources to make the basic investments needed to build ecoagriculture landscapes: to improve soils, restore native habitat, or begin new enterprises.
Your support will directly help farmer, pastoral, forest and fisher groups working with Ecoagriculture Partners to invest in ecoagriculture. Small gifts go a long way. Several examples of recent community investments include: The Kalinga Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines invested in irrigated rice terraces for fish and vegetable production, growing more food and protecting mountain biodiversity. Communities in Rajasthan, India, invested in small mud dams to capture rainwater, enabling them to irrigate crops, water livestock, and restore wildlife habitat. An organic farmers’ cooperative in Costa Rica invested in processing and market certification, increasing revenues while providing habitat for species in the nearby wildlife refuge.