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Sustainable Farming: The Osun-Osogbo, SHI Example

By Obiabin Onukwugha

Sustainable farming has emerged as a powerful tool for empowering communities around the world.

Climate-related threats like extended dry seasons, floods, soil degradation, droughts, irregular rainfall, and heat waves, have become more common, posing serious threat to agricultural livelihoods and food security.

This has been compounded by poverty rates, water scarcity, shrinking land sizes, inadequate market access, and high population growth.

Individuals, organisations and communities are now turning to sustainable farming techniques in trying to provide solution to food shortages.

In Nigeria, Osun-Osogbo community, South West, is an example of communities pushing for sustainable farming.

The success story of Osun-Osogbo is the Sacred Grove, where sustainable farming has been practiced for centuries.

Reports have it that the farming practices in the grove have maintained the ecological balance in the area, thus preserving its biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Besides sustainable farming, the sacred groove is of economic benefits to the Osogbo people. The eco-tourism generated by the grove attracts visitors, boosting the local economy and creating employment opportunities.

In Central America, the Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is also building stronger communities through working with small-scale farmers to promote sustainable farming practices and alleviate poverty.

SHI, it was gathered, provides training on agroforestry techniques, organic farming, and natural resource management, enabling farmers to improve their productivity while also protecting the environment.

By implementing these practices, communities have seen increased crop yields, improved food security, and enhanced income opportunities.

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