Drought left many Tarahumara farms in the Copper Canyon of Mexico barren and unusable, the Tarahumara seed stocks are highly depleted, and there are no jobs to help reignite a virtuous agronomic cycle in the canyons. This fund will help restore a drought-stricken farm, renew the soil, build irrigation, re-build the seed stock, and provide a continual source of income for the Tarahumara.
For the last 5 years, a severe drought in Mexico has cost Tarahumara chia farmers thousands of dollars in crop losses, leading to economic hardship and hunger for them and their families. Though drought in the region is generally seasonal, the Tarahumara will likely face more severe and prolonged droughts in the future with climate change.
When you support the GlobalGiving Tarahumara Farm and Run Fund, your donation will help improve irrigation, build seed banks, provide farming jobs, and restore soil in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. Together, these investments will help reignite a virtuous agronomic cycle for the Tarahumara people.
With support from locally driven programs, Tarahumara chia farmers are empowered to make positive changes not just for themselves, but for their families, friends, and community. In this way, supporting farmers has an exponential impact for good.