Green Technology and Training for Farmers, Mexico

by Education for Peace (EduPaz)
Apr 18, 2012

Workshops and Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Plots

Through generous contributions, EduPaz has been able to implement successful training workshops that are vital in promoting agroecology practices among indigenous communities.

These workshops have taken place throughout Chiapas, Mexico working, in part, to establish sustainable agriculture demonstration plots that encourage farmers to work together and create specialized tasks within the groups such as cleaning, land maintenance, and constructing vegetable beds.

The demonstration plot projects started with a small area where a variety of vegetables were cultivated for community members to learn and consume. These demonstration plots were established in 4 communities where more than 20 groups have been participating.

In two communities, Buenavista Pachán and El Triunfo, the demonstration plots have progressed to becoming plots for commercializing organic tomatoes and other vegetables such as cucumbers, chili peppers, lettuce and squash, as well as some experience with corn, beans and coffee.

EduPaz has even been able to provide communities with an experienced agroecology technician who conducts site visits to help guide the farmers, solve emerging problems, and provide workshops to further the development of green technology in the communities.

Thanks to your support, local farmers are taking the opportunity to educate themselves on using sustainable farming techniques that are increasing their economic opportunities while preserving the environment for future generations.


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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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