Environmental Sustainability

ECHO: Echo on the Field

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Echo on the field.

ECHO: Lessons of the Farm

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Girls learning about farming.

ECHO: Grain

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Different types of grains.

ECHO: Use What You Have To Make What You Need

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ECHO fights world hunger by using science and technology to develop agricultural solutions to aid farmers in developing countries.

Planet Aid

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Members of one of the DAPP Farmers’ Clubs working in their fields in Malawi. Photo credit: Planet Aid

Planet Aid

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In association with Farmers’ Club Guinea-Bissau, farmers learn skills to help with climate change and improve their lives, including how to build solar panels. Photo credit: Planet Aid

Counterpart International

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On the island of Hispaniola, both Haiti and the Dominican Republic are trying to balance human development with sustainable coastal ecosystems. Mangroves are essential for healthy ecosystems, however, are declining rapidly. Counterpart International is supporting innovative programs in both countries to help conserve mangroves and the livelihoods of local communities.

KickStart International: Adapting to Climate Change

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In regions significantly affected by climate change, KickStart farmers are no longer reliant on natural rainfall and can build their resiliency to climate change while ensuring food and income security for their families. Additionally, KickStart farmers are growing hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings to help replenish tree coverage in areas that have been pillared by deforestation. Credit: David Estrada

KickStart International: Income and Food Security

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KickStart’s MoneyMaker pumps enable farming families to start and grow small farming businesses that provide a sustainable means for increased income and food security. Farmers using the pumps increase their net farm income by an average of 500% and effectively lift themselves and their families out of poverty. To date, KickStart has enabled over 715,000 people to lift themselves out of poverty. Credit: Esther Havens

KickStart International: Making Rain

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Once a sub-Saharan farmer buys a KickStart irrigation pump, they no longer wait for the unreliable rains. By irrigating, farmers grow and sell high value crops throughout the year, especially in the long, dry “hungry” seasons when prices are highest. Credit: Esther Havens

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