Facts on Ecofarm

Facts on Ecofarm

The Sahel countries face a range of problems from low food insecurity to environmental problems like climate change and soil degradation. The Ecofarm project was undertaken in Mali, Sudan and Ethiopia to address these problems through testing and developing integrated farming methods based on technologies that could simultaneously increase crop yields, increase livestock production, improve human nutrition and preserve the environment. The involvement of NGOs was important to facilitate the contact with farmers and for up-scaling of the results from the project. The Ecofarm project has contributed to increasing farmers’ income, diversifying their sources of income and making farmers less vulnerable to climate change. The up-scaling of the results is continuously ongoing and the full effect of the Ecofarm project is likely to be seen in the years to come.

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