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Many smallholder farmers in drylands are changing their agricultural practices to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
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100% of farmers we support are planting at least three varieties of drought-resistant crops, while 50% of other farmers plant just one. Drought resistant crops are providing protection for families in the face of climate change.

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89% of farmers we support are planting trees on their farm, compared to a national average of 50%. Trees are vital for conserving soil and water; restoring degraded lands and providing vital foods, fuel and medicines.

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88% of farmers are practicing intercropping while only 50% of other farmers have adopted this practice. Intercropping helps farmers make the most out of limited resources and protects against crop failure from disease.

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100% of farmers we support store and manage water for agriculture through sand dams. Only 10% of other farmers have begun trying to store or manage agricultural water.

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95% of farmers we support terrace their land. Terracing dramatically reduces the loss of water and soil. Only 16% of other farmers have introduced soil management techniques.

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33% of farmers we support are using manure from livestock to fertilise their land, compared to 25% of other farmers who are using manure or compost.

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ASDF has trained me on inter-cropping, crop rotation and farm terracing and I have measurable results...this year I have harvested twice what I had planted.

Mwanthi Nuvi, Wikawtyo wa Kiambani Self Help Group.

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