Media CenterFrom Humanosphere: Vital Changes to Farming Practices Remain a Tough Sell

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Smallholder farmers produce 70% of the world's food but 80% of these smallholders solely depend on increasingly irregular rainfall. This is where Catholic Relief Services steps in to help with a revitalizing soil technique called, regenerative agriculture. Humanosphere interviewed Lori Pearson, senior policy adviser for agriculture and climate change, on how CRS is helping farmers have better access to water and learn new farming techniques that help restore their crops for future productions. 

"What we're seeing in the work that we've done is that you can have very dramatic results in a pretty short time... community elders told us that the streams had never flown throughout the year before, that they were always drying up, and that ever since our watershed intervention they were flowing year-round."

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Anna Ruiz

Communications Coordinator

Anna Ruiz
December 12, 2016

Based in Baltimore, MD

As Communications Coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, Anna works with the communications team to process media and communication requests. She works to provide engaging content and strategy to promote CRS’ work in the United States through programs like CRS Rice Bowl, Fair Trade and Helping Hands. Her work includes processing inspiring...More