ETC works primarily in rural areas where improving agricultural and livestock production is a key to community well being. The goals of the Agriculture Program are to enable women's group members and other farmers to achieve food security, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and increase family income. The Agriculture Program promotes:

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Holistic farming strategies that help farmers improve their food security, increase family incomes, and conserve and use natural resources sustainably

The goals include producing nutritious foods for family consumption, sustain farm animals in conditions appropriate for both human and animal health, and use natural resources in ways that promote soil fertility and minimize waste and pollution. Read More


Improved cultivation techniques to produce a marketable surplus of a wide variety of desirable products

The introduction of kitchen gardens and other holistic farm strategies increases the volume and quality of women's agricultural production, but many women have the potential to increase their output significantly enough to have a marketable surplus. Read more