Many small farmers must grow their crops on small tracts of
marginal land, which may be dry or hilly or remote. These difficult growing
conditions require special techniques suited to the situation. This chapter
contains some ideas which can be adapted for local circumstances.
Most of the ideas in ECHO Development Notes are concerned with
sustainable agriculture, that which promotes a wise and creative use of
resources to provide food and employment for the long term. People growing in
marginal situations can benefit from networking, learning about techniques which
have met with success both locally and in distant areas with similar challenges.
We list training opportunities and publications which offer guiding principles
and ideas to implement for sustainable food production. Please let us know of
similar local groups which have been helpful to