Green Technology and Training for Farmers, Mexico

Mar 12, 2010

The Eco-Demonstration Site

On Tuesday, March 16, all donations up to $1,000 per donor, per project will be matched. Donate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, and maximize your gift. The latest update from EduPaz reports the eco-demonstration site has been successful in installing several key features, including many varieties of fruit trees and a fully functional biodigestor that is successfully converting pig manure into enough energy to run the site. The “train-the-trainers” program – which trains community members on sustainable agriculture and ecological protection –has been going well, too. From the latest report: • A two-day workshop was conducted on installing wood-saving stoves and biodigestors (using the one on site). • EduPaz organized a one-week workshop in green technologies at the center, where they also offered scholarships to several community farmers in the area. • EduPaz provided 7 livestock-rearing training workshops covering topics such as: how to manage to small scale chicken-raising project for family consumption and for the local market; how to build chicken coops; how to feed and care for the chickens; identifying the different types of avian disease and planning a vaccine schedule for disease prevention. Similar technical assistance was provided for families growing pigs and sheep. • Regular follow-up visits were conducted to check in whether the participants adopted what they learned and to provide ongoing support.


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Education for Peace (EduPaz)

Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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