December 27, 2009

Zambian farming initiative helps mitigate climate change

A growing method has recently received support from the Zambian government and the National Farmers Union for its ability to care for the Earth while tripling crop yields such as maize.

The approach includes minimized tilling along with basins dug to retain water and the planting of nitrogen-fixing legumes and trees that help naturally fertilize the soil. This combination helps crops resist extreme weather and also sequesters carbon emissions. Thus far, over 150,000 farmers have adopted the agriculture technique.

Our hats off Zambian government, the National Farmers Union and all growers for your development and support of Earth-conserving agriculture. Blessed be such an approach in providing abundant fresh produce as well as restoring greater harmony with Mother Earth.

http://www.alertnet.org/db/an_art/60167/2009/10/17-113135-1.htm

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