Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
    This description of Sarah Toumi's work was prepared when Sarah Toumi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
    Sarah is changing the agricultural sector in the Arab Maghreb sub-region by introducing a new holistic farming approach to fight desertification. Her approach shifts the focus of the sector towards alternative, natural, plant based irrigation complemented by crops that fit the local context; in addition, she creates a change movement through which farmers adopt new and sustainable farming techniques and organize themselves into cooperatives, in order to manage the entire new farming cycle.
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