Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

 
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 6 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 9 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $4,793 from an original funding goal of $24,138!
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Training to Support Food Security
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Thanks to supporters like you, DESMI has been continuing several training projects at their agroecology centers. Ongoing projects over the year have included: - A coffee growing training where the community members participating not only have the opportunity to learn hands-on how to grow coffee organically, but they are...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Water Security Improvements in Chiapas
    By - Gillian Wilson - IDEX Communications Director
    Community members have been involved in the planning, construction, and maintenance of two nurseries that will ensure the continuation of eco-friendly and sustainable farming methods. The diversity of the crops will keep the soil healthier and reduce the risk of plagues and disease. Lately, the 2 nurseries and their...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Update From The Agroecology Education Centers
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    In the communities of Jolja and Roberto Barrios, where DESMI has 2 Agroecology Education Centers, they’re on track with their trainings on sustainable agriculture. From our latest update, DESMI reports on 3 ongoing projects: 1. Coffee Training: - Students participated in a coffee training project where they sowed 2 bags...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 40 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Agriculture in San Francisco, Teopisca
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Thanks to your support, many exciting activities have been taking place. In the community of San Francisco, Teopisca, 8 collective members are growing organic vegetables for training purposes. The update from the field reports that they grew 3,100 red and white onions using vermicomposting (composting with worms) and...
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    • Bill Brower
      Bill Brower Thanks for all of your updates, Gillian! Succinct but with some good details.
      • 5 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Why Sustainable Agriculture Matters
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Our latest report from the field is about two female agroecology “promoters” in the Pinebetal community in Municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas. Along with their families, these women are practicing sustainable agriculture and sharing their skills with others thanks to your continued support. They share their...
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    • James S. Klich II
      James S. Klich II If everybody works as a team, we can solve most of the problems we have today.
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    Fruit Of The Good Earth
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Thanks to your continued support the coffee cooperative “Ssit lequil lum,” (Fruit Of The Good Earth) in the northern part of Chiapas continues to report back many successes. Since our last update on Fruit of the Good Earth in December 2007, the cooperative has succeeded in acquiring much sought-after export permits....
    • 6 years ago
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    • bobbie
      bobbie You should give supporters the option to purchase coffee from the cooperative
      • 6 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    March 2009 Update
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    We are pleased to report that DESMI has an impressive wood-saving stove project underway. In addition to saving wood, the stoves greatly improve the health of women, and their children, who use them. Exposure to and inhalation of smoke from burning wood with traditional stoves (lacking chimneys) causes a whole host of...
    • 6 years ago
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    • bobbie
      bobbie Would like to see pictures please
      • 6 years ago
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    • GillWilson
      GillWilson Thank you for the feedback. I have just uploaded some pictures of the old type of stove and the new wood-saving stoves. It might take a day or two for them to be visible in the photo gallery. Thanks, Gillian Wilson
      • 6 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 68 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    December 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    In 2008, DESMI staff conducted a total of 22 workshops and 83 follow up visits on sustainable agriculture, involving 950 participants representing 131 communities. The participants are ‘agroecology promoters’ chosen by their communities who attend the workshops in return for making a commitment to training their...
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    DESMI Constructs Ecological Training Center
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    DESMI worked with community collectives to build a training center in Agua de Leon, a community in the municipality of San Cristobal de las Casas. While groups from 14 communities are initially using the center, eventually it will benefit 48 communities in the southern zone of Chiapas. The center is designed to be a...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    June 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs, IDEX
    In the past year, DESMI conducted a total of 22 workshops and 83 follow-up visits on Sustainable Agriculture, reaching 950 participants in 131 communities. The participants are “agroecology promoters” chosen by their communities to attend the workshops while making a commitment to training their neighbors in sustainable...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    March 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Program Coordinator
    Since the last project update, three workshops on livestock rearing were carried out in the Northern Zone of Chiapas. One workshop was a general training on raising animals in your backyard that eight women from four communities participated in. The other two workshops were more focused on raising cattle raising and had...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 18 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    December 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    DESMI provided technical assistance to farmers from 5 municipalities seeking to form a cooperative to export their coffee without needing to sell to intermediaries. The cooperative represents over 1,000 farmers. They are currently in the final phase of legal paperwork, and have negotiated their first sale. In late 2007,...
    • 7 years ago
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    • skc1957
      skc1957 Great Detail! I love knowing exactly what's happening with the project and its participants.
      • 7 years ago
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    • Doug
      Doug It's great to hear of concrete results, i.e. two containers of coffee to Italy. Something is really happening on the ground!
      • 7 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    October 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Programs Coordinator
    In the communities of Francisco Villa, DESMI provided training workshops to the community members to reflect on the importance of sustainable agriculture when it is based on a model that respects and conserves the environment. The training raised awareness of the effects of conventional farming that depends on external raw...
    • 7 years ago
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    • skc1957
      skc1957 Would like to hear how many members attended, how many farms were affected, how the farmers feel and think about this project.
      • 7 years ago
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    • KatZav
      KatZav Thank you for your questions!13 sustainable agriculture promoters from 10 communities attended these workshops in Francisco Villa. A promoter is someone who represents the community and is trained in a specific specialty (in this case, sustainable agriculture) to pass on the information and train other community members in... Read more »
      • 7 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 38 donations
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico posted a progress report
    DESMI Progress Report August 2006
    By - Katherine Zavala - IDEX Program Fellow
    Summary of Progress to Date With the support of IDEX, DESMI provided monthly training workshops to representatives of 27 community collectives with over 650 members total on a variety of issues including sustainable agriculture, ecological management of livestock, financial administration and marketing, and women’s...
    • 9 years ago
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    • T. Rebecca Stuparyk
      T. Rebecca Stuparyk This report was interesting, although I would like to know how the workshops on Women's Rights fit in to the project and why?
      • 8 years ago
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    • KatZav
      KatZav Women are the main caretakers in households and are usually the ones most interested in providing food security to their families. Many women farmers are working to practice sustainable farming methods on their land on their own or together with their husbands. DESMI believes it is important to engage these women in... Read more »
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  • Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico has received 24 donations
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Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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