Conservation Measures and Drought Photos

 

Many corn fields planted in December 2015 failed because of drought. Families are counting on the traditional May-June rains for the September harvest.

Many corn fields planted in December 2015 failed because of drought. Families are counting on the traditional May-June rains for the September harvest.

The new owner of a new water-conserving sink shows where the filtered water drains out of the bottom and into her garden.

The new owner of a water-conserving sink shows where the filtered water drains out of the bottom and into her garden.

 

Used to carrying all the kitchen water for family use uphill, Altagracias Peña is grateful for this water-conserving sink which filters the wastewater and drains it into a new nearby garden.

Used to carrying all the kitchen water for family use uphill, Altagracias Peña is grateful for this water-conserving sink which filters the wastewater and drains it into a new nearby garden.

 

Farmers of El Cablotal take a keen interest in the flex-pump that can shoot water a far distance. Pastor Rios (holding the pump) plans to take what he is learning to his church members.

Farmers of El Cablotal take a keen interest in the flex-pump that can shoot water a far distance. Pastor Rios (holding the pump) plans to take what he is learning to his church members.

 

A new participant, Maria Vasquez provides crip irrigation to her cacao seedling using a plastic bottle with pin holes in the cap.

A new participant, Maria Vasquez provides crip irrigation to her cacao seedling using a plastic bottle with pin holes in the cap.

 

A farmer inspects his banana plants, yuca, and squash to assess the soil moisture beneath the mulch.

A farmer inspects his banana plants, yuca, and squash to assess the soil moisture beneath the mulch.

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