Indigenous and sustainable approaches are needed for farmers to cope with challenges of climatic change

Sustainable Agriculture

Indigenous and sustainable approaches are needed for farmers to cope with challenges of climatic change

With the present context of climate change already affecting rural farmers mostly in the aspect of production and shelter, WOFAN has carefully outlined its key approaches

 to aid farmers in the pursuit of food security and livelihood improvement, and  to better prepare farmers against future challenges of climate change. The planned approaches include the following:

–         Mobilization and training of resource poor rural farmers on mixed farming and diversification to promote food and capital security.

–         Mobilization and facilitation of farmers exchange visits between regions to foster communication and promote indigenous technology transfer and adoption.

–         Packaging of gender focused Agric programs and projects to empower rural households.

–         Mobilization of Women and Men farmers into adult literacy programs.

–          Promotion of indigenous and adoptable conservation production practices.

–          Promotion of large scale irrigation crop production in areas with irrigation facilities to cushion the challenges and uncertainties attributed to rain fed production.

–          Establishment of integrated farmstead where young rural farmers will be empowered trough tailored courses of short term durations.

–          Advocacy and intervention on improving farmer’s access to simple improved cottage processing and storage facility to optimize utilization of farm produce.

 

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