Dryland Farming Organisation
in West Asia and North Africa
* Innovations in agriculture,
* sustainable farming and reduced erosion,
* better profits for small farmers,
* medic and other legume pastures,
* more productive flock structures for sheep,
* cheap and effective shallow cultivation,
* efficient cereal harvesting,
* improved pasture and grazing management in the rangeland,
* land tenure in the rangeland and marginal zones,
* small scale mechanisation,
* harvesting and sowing medic pods,
* machinery cooperatives,
* flexible cropping for drought avoidance
and many other ideas....
The Dryland Farming Organisation is a not-for-profit oraganistion that aims to improve the rainfed farming systems of North Africa and West Asia by:
* Increasing the output of meat, cereals and other farm products,
* Improving the sustainability of the farming system through reduced energy use and soil erosion.
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This site is frequently updated but a major update and revision took place during 2007
Florita Botts worked at the coal face of development in the Third World for 35 years. She prepared audio-visual training kits for farmers in countries throughout Asia, Africa and South America. Excerpts from her book "Journeys for a witness" are available on this site. They give a vivid account of working at a grass roots level in many developing countries aound the world.