Green Technology and Training for Farmers, Mexico

by Education for Peace (EduPaz)

Summary

EduPaz will train Mayan farming communities in sustainable agriculture and green technologies –including workshops and a hands-on demonstration center - to improve their livelihoods and land.
$12,465
total goal
$9,499
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

For poor, indigenous families in rural Chiapas, there is a need to develop income while sustainably managing their water and land, which has been degraded over the years. The biggest hurdle? Access to education and resources. EduPaz will work with 61 families to address both food security and environmental challenges through practical solutions - sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, renewable energy and rainwater harvesting- that are “owned” and managed by the local communities themselves.

Solution

The eco-demonstration site will provide hands-on training on organic agriculture and low-cost, green solutions that help families and conserve the environment. Small loans for womens’ groups will lead to sustainable ways to earn income.

Long-Term Impact

Underserved indigenous communities will increase their ability to manage their land and natural resources. This will result in less need to cut down trees for fuel, better nutrition for families, and reduction in smoke inhalation and disease.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​edupaz.html

Organization Information

Education for Peace (EduPaz)

Location: Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas - Mexico
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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