Find three unique initiatives, representing the diversity of the agro-ecological approach in Ethiopia
In this village, a new initiative is emerging where farmers are learning new agroecological techniques that enable them to improve their livelihoods by producing and marketing their crops on a more sustainable basis. These techniques are mainly applied to crops for domestic consumption (maize, pepper, incense, etc.).
The mission of the farmers participating in this initiative is to improve the health and fertility of their farms by using organic methods and products (such as vermicompost) on cash crops (mainly potatoes) so that they and their families can benefit from better income and healthy products.
The mission of the cooperative is to produce and sell sustainable cotton through the use of agroecological farming techniques and a direct link to the processing company.