Help Environmental Farming in Myanmar

 
$6,555 $1,945
Raised Remaining

Summary

The Inle Lake tribes were driven from land in the 16th century. They built their homes and established floating gardens on the lake. The lake has been polluted by the use of chemical fertilizer, and waste from the families and animals. This project will help the Intha people to establish environmentally friendly methods of gardening and to decrease the amount of chemical and human pollutants in the lake. The effects will be improvement in family health, and quality of crops and fish.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Over the years, Inle Lake has become badly polluted. Families with homes built over the water rely on"floating" gardens as their primary food source, but chemical fertilizers used to enhance crop growth have resulted in dangerous run off into the lake. The pollution is especially harmful to pregnant women and small children who have developed serious health problems, including "soft bone" disease, blindness, and skin lesions.

How will this project solve this problem?

GCSF launched a pilot program which successfully trained twenty-five people were trained in innovative composting techniques, including breeding of eco worms, integrated the techiniques into the floating garden plots and ultimately increasing the quantity and quality of the food produced in the floating gardens environmentally fertilized.

Potential Long Term Impact

Expected Result at the end of the project implementation;. 25 persons trained with Vermi Composing Technology. 25 households provided with breeding vermi worms. Methods and procedures established to replicate the vermi agriculture methods to up to 100 family garden plots. As a result, the Inle Lake garden plots can be transformed from pollution generating plots to environmentally safe, sustainable agriculture, as a means of food production for the impoverished families.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,555
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $1,945
Total Funding Goal: $8,500

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Project Leader

Joe Wachter

Project Administrator
Faifax, VA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Environmental Farming in Myanmar