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Using Izote as a filter barrier to retain the soil and thus prevent erosion was the idea of a participant with La Semilla in La Sorto, Honduras.He uses this plant to hold the soil on a hillside coffee farm. The Izote plant produces a beautiful flower which is delicious and is the prime ingredient in several […]

EPIC has found that one of its keys to success when teaching and promoting sustainable agriculture is using the Farmer to Farmer method. To ensure that the training networks continue to have a long lasting impact, agriculture agents have to guarantee that sustainable agriculture methods they teach can endure long after they leave communities on their own. […]

Participants in EPIC’s sustainable agriculture programs usually double their corn and bean yields in the first year of implementing new practices. This dramatic increase is largely the result of water retention practices that also increase the water holding capacity of the soil. By employing organic methods to build soil fertility,