Around the world, small-scale farmers work hard to produce enough food for their families and communities. However, among the 1 in 9 people who are chronically hungry, an estimated 70% rely on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods. For more than 40 years, ECHO has worked with a diverse network to equip these farmers with agricultural skills — through training and resourcing — that improve crop production and raise families out of hunger and poverty.
Many of the attempts to increase global crop production in recent decades have led to land degradation, rising debt, reduced biodiversity, and decreased soil fertility, exacerbating small-scale farmers’ vulnerability. The benefits of providing relevant training to male and female farmers go far beyond the individual — to healthier children, more education, and greater investment in the community. Last year, 40% of ECHO trainees were women. This year ECHO equipped even more women — 49% of all trainees — with the skills, knowledge, and resources in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technologies that will result in increased farm yields, nutrition, and income.
Clearly, there is much more to be done!
Your partnership with ECHO restores depleted
soils, reduces erosion, uses low-cost materials,
increases biodiversity, and builds resilience so
families can know true Hope Against Hunger.
SHARING PRACTICAL, PROVEN IDEAS HAS THE GREATEST IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS.
Training teams across the globe offer Hope Against Hunger through handson skills and appropriate resources for small-scale farming families. They, in turn, share what they learn with others — and the ECHO effect continues!