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Crop Switching in the Verde River Valley

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Crop Switching in the Verde River Valley

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Amazon
5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Arizonia Wilderness Brewing Company
The Nature Conservancy
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Colorado River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Project Tags:
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Irrigation Management and Technology
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.outsideonline.com/2275021/how-beer-will-save-western-riv...
Project Source: Other
Profile Completion: 71%

Project Overview

The Nature Conservancy is paying local farmers to switch from water intensive alfalfa to barley. In addition, TNC is providing funding for installing more efficient river diversion headgates for irrigation and installation of drip irrigation.

Project Results

Sustainable farming.

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