The Paris Agreement: a chance...
Climate change is real, it is happening and so is the Paris Agreement (December 2015)...
The SILMS project uses a market-based approach to increase smallholder farmers' incomes through the adoption of sustainable land management practices of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), agro-forestry and deforestation-free supply chains.
Our approach combines climate change mitigation with agricultural adaption strategies and is based on an in-depth understanding of the dynamics that have prevented a wider uptake of sustainable land management practices in spite of dwindling productivity and widespread demonstration of techniques such as conservation farming. Project objectives include:
15,000 smallholder farmers will have improved their productivity using ISFM and agro-forestry practices.
20,000 smallholder farmers will have increased access to markets and finance.
Deforestation and land damage from uncontrolled agricultural expansion in the Eastern province will be reduced by 15%.