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Adoption of conservation agriculture by small-scale farmers in southern Honduras

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Conservation agriculture has been adopted and is being practiced by over 6,000 peasant farmers in Lempira Sur, in southern Honduras. The Food and Agriculture Organization has been supporting these efforts for over twenty years. Key to this large-scale and long-lasting adoption of conservation agriculture in southern Honduras is the role played by local farmers’ organizations and support from local governments. Once the process was owned by the farmers and their organizations, they were able to exert pressure on their neighbors in ways that no outside organization can achieve in a sustainable manner.
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