Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest

by ACDI/VOCA Vetted since 2016
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest
Help Liberian Farmers Save the Rainforest

Summary

This is your chance to help Liberia's next generation of farmers save the rainforest-and make money doing so! ACDI/VOCA will help 50 young Liberian farmers produce cocoa and oil palm, so that they can build better livelihoods for themselves without destroying precious rainforest. We will help farmers learn how to join cooperatives, build nurseries, plant and harvest trees, and practice responsible forest management and land use within their communities.

$1,510
total raised
19
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

Liberia is home to the last large blocks of tropical rainforest remaining in West Africa. The country is also among the world's poorest and faces urgent threats, like a growing population, extreme rural poverty, and the damaging effects of civil war and Ebola. Despite these challenges, young Liberian farmers hope to provide for their families and protect the rainforest through responsible cocoa and oil palm farming techniques. All they lack is the knowledge and resources.

Solution

This project will empower young Liberian farmers to be self-reliant and earn an income through cocoa and oil palm farming, while demonstrating to their communities that these techniques can reduce poverty and conserve vital rainforest resources.

Long-Term Impact

With your support, these 50 young farmers will gain recognition as successful businessmen and women and show their communities how farming techniques that conserve the rainforest can lead to better incomes and livelihoods. They will even serve as role models for other young farmers in Liberia.

Resources

http:/​/​www.acdivoca.org

Organization Information

ACDI/VOCA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.acdivoca.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @acdivoca
Project Leader:
Paul Guenette
Washington, DC United States
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Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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