It doesn’t seem to matter where we live – there are times when we don’t get enough rain.
Many farmers and home gardeners are experiencing the worst droughts in living memory. In parts of the world, droughts threaten lives as well as livelihoods.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to drought-proof our farms and gardens?
To get rain measured in our rain gauges – infiltrating soil – rather than running off. To keep our soil moist well into the dry.
What’s the best thing we can do?
Grow drought-tolerant plants? Irrigation? Landscaping? Mulch?
They all help, BUT the most effective thing to do is to improve your water cycle by increasing the amount of water:
- Draining into your soil
- Stored in your soil.
These are your key ‘points of leverage’ for drought-proofing your garden or farm.
See how in the video below.
Using this eco-logical approach you get cost-effective solutions. And benefit from improving your soil and diversifying what you grow.
“Sustainable intensification requires smarter, precision technologies for irrigation, and farming practices that use ecosystem approaches to conserve water” Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
Ask “what’s the best thing I can do to drought-proof my property” and this Handbook will help you do it.
 A policymaker’s guide to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production (FAO, 2011)