Empowerment Means Farmers Take Ownership of Project Development
By Gillian Wilson - Project Leader
Your generosity has funded the building of three sustainable agricultural demonstration plots. These areas are maintained and organized by community group members, who decide what to grow and which practices are appropriate for their land. The plots are also used to educate groups. For example:
Demonstrations are held for producing organic fertilizers, growing vegetables, worm composting, the cultivation of oyster mushrooms, how to utilize water filters and improved wood-saving stoves.
In Buenavista Pachán, the group watched a movie about pesticides and their harm on community health – it was followed up with a discussion that motivated a group of tomato farmers to practice organic tomato farming in one of their own greenhouses.
Increasing the knowledge of traditional and sustainable methods of agricultural production supports marginalized communities and strengthens the local economy.
Thank you for donating to this project, helping EduPaz continue to educate and empower rural farmers.
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Education for Peace (EduPaz)
Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas - Mexico
Project Leader: Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director