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June 11, 2019

ASA Practices

Water productivity, by reducing evaporation and increasing water infiltration, more water is retained in the soil and made available to plants. Organic matter in the soil, fundamental to improving soil health and water retention. Water retention, which results in more water …

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June 11, 2019

Digital Soil Mapping of Functional Soil Properties

Up-to-date soil information is critical to facing the global challenges of changing weather patterns, water scarcity, and the increasing demand for food. Traditional soil maps don’t include the information producers, extension workers, program leaders, and decision-makers need to pinpoint productive, …

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June 11, 2019

Water Resources Management Community of Practice

The Water Resources Management Community of Practice focuses on the role of water in ASA. Here we share experiences, results, challenges, and lessons related to water resources on the farm and across the landscape, including water harvesting, irrigation, water resources management, and …

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June 11, 2019

Collaborative Action

Collaboration is key to reaching thousands of farming families as they utilize ASA practices to transform their approach to agriculture, revolutionizing the way they manage their soil and water. Over the years, we’ve forged relationships across the public and private …

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June 11, 2019

Agricultural Extension Services

We are building a sustainable approach to agriculture based on knowledge and the efficient, sensible use of agricultural inputs. This approach requires experimentation, investigation and innovation adapted to local realities. ASA is working to strengthen the capacity of a far-reaching …

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June 11, 2019

The Landscapes Community of Practice

The Landscapes Community of Practice focuses on how ASA practices contribute to landscape restoration. We share experiences, results, challenges and lessons encountered on our journey to implement ASA in critical landscapes. Natural resources are threatened in countries around the world, especially in …

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June 11, 2019

Communities of practice

No universal formula exists to remedy the challenges facing farmers. Farming systems, geography, and soil conditions vary considerably from community to community and from farm to farm. For this reason, experimentation lives at the heart of ASA’s knowledge-intensive approach. We …

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June 11, 2019

Raíces Morazán

RAÍCES (Restorative Agriculture in Critical Ecosystems) is an agricultural landscape restoration program focused on obtaining a double result: a) more sustainable agricultural systems and b) greater water security for the population, the economy and the ecosystems. With financing from the …

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June 11, 2019

Blue Harvest

Coffee is the primary economic driver in many highland communities in Central America and a major source of income for farmers, but it can also be a drain on the scarce water resources upon which some 9 million people living …

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June 11, 2019

Raíces Ahuachapan

The loss of El Salvador’s fertile soil is at a critical juncture. The tiny Central American country is one of the most deforested countries in the hemisphere. Less than 5% of its natural forests are intact. Unsustainable farming practices have …

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