CHANGING LIVES AND TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPES
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PRACTICAL ANSWERS - AGRICULTURE
In many parts of the world Agricultural production is carried out by the 'little guys' - small scale farmers with little income. Their livelihood is dependant on natural resources making them vulnerable to unforeseen setbacks such as climate. But we have SOLUTIONS!

Farming methods can be improved if farmers cooperate on activities that would not be possible by individuals working on their own and by relevant micro finance schemes. Some of the options available to small-scale farmers are highlighted below.

CULTIVATION 




IRRIGATION
Water is essential in agriculture. There are many ways in which farmers can improve their supply and use of this commodity:



PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
Farming relies on technologies to grow crops. This section looks at the small-scale equipment options.




SEED SUPPLY AND STORAGE
Access to quality seeds can be difficult for small-scale farmers. This section looks at some options and methods.





SOIL FERTILITY AND COMPOSTING 
This section looks at the way in which soil quality can be maintained and improved. Soil can be improved by farmers through a number of techniques including the use of fertilizer, manure and compost.


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