Vietnam: Ecofarm aims to increase agricultural sustainability & farmers' resilience to climate change

Author: Business Call to Action Press Release, in 3BL Media , Published on: 23 November 2016

"Creating Big Impacts with Small Farmers", 21 Nov 2016

Ecology Farming Corporation (Ecofarm) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by pledging to transfer organic farming methodology to 5,000 Vietnamese chili farmers…[T]he…BCtA aims to accelerate progress towards the…SDGs…by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that engage people with less than US$8 per day in purchasing power as consumers, producers, suppliers and distributors. It is supported by several international organizations and hosted by…UNDP…Vietnam…is extremely susceptible to the impacts of climate change, including droughts, floods, cyclones, and rising sea levels. As a result, rural communities lag behind…in terms of poverty and food insecurity…Ecofarm has a mission to increase agricultural sustainability…while building farmers’ resilience to changing weather patterns...and rais[ing] living standards…Ecofarm’s…initiative is introducing organic farming to 5,000 small-scale chili farmers, transferring skills and good agricultural practices as well as educating farmers about the benefits of bio-fertilizer…Ecofarm’s efforts are protecting soil and water, reducing harmful emissions and contributing to more resilient food production…

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