Stop the Smoke - Reduce Global Warming

by Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming

Project Report | Jul 4, 2024
Expanding the Biochar Network of Producers

By Evelind Schecter | Program Leader

Aom training new farmers
Aom training new farmers

As we continue to seek sustainable solutions to reduce open-field burning in Thailand and across Asia, our efforts have recently centered around the promotion and production of biochar. As demand increases, there will be less open field burning and less smoke in the region, fewer chemicals in the food chain, and improved crop yields.

Biochar Academy in Chiang Mai
In collaboration with the International Biochar Initiative and ECHO Asia, Warm Heart co-sponsored a week-long Biochar Training Academy from May 5-11 at ECHO’s conference center in Chiang Mai. This event brought together participants from across Asia and Africa, aiming to extend our network and foster additional biochar production initiatives in Thailand. Some of the highlights:

  • Sharing of projects from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia: Bamboo waste into biochar in Thailand, Rice husks to fertilizer in Cambodia, Industrial designs for kilns in the Philippines, 
  • We had a tour of the Chiang Mai University project to improve road safety with biochar.  Planting vegetation with biochar in the steep hillsides of Phuket has stopped erosion with a nature-based solution. The increased use of biochar in asphalt has acceptance by the government and is being road-tested.
  • One local farmer is doing intensive production on a small plot of land with biochar mixed into his organic fertilizer. A simple app on his phone lets him minimize water usage for watering the crops.

Production and training in Phrao and Mae Chaem
In Phrao, our biochar production in 2023  from longan tree pruning successfully averted over five hundred tons of CO2, with the production of three hundred tons of biochar and we will do at least that much this year. 

Aom has been working on efficiency and productivity improvements in the biochar production process.  She has also been training new groups of farmers interested in making and using biochar in Phrao and Chiang Dao. 

In Mae Chaem, farmers have been producing biochar and compost from corn waste. This keeps the huge mountains of corn water from rotting or being burned, both processes which produce greenhouse gases. 

Encouraging Biochar in Nigeria
In June, Michael embarked on a training mission for the Afri-Decarbonization Company (ADC) in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Despite initial delays due to visa issues, Michael conducted three-day training courses for a diverse audience, including local officials, University of Calabar administrators, faculty, and students, as well as large groups of farmers and representatives from eight Local Government Areas.

During his mission, Michael met with key stakeholders, including the Secretary to the Governor of Cross River State (the Permanent Secretary) and the Acting and Serving Presidents of the University of Cross River. A significant outcome of this mission was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ADC and the University, which ensures comprehensive university support for the ADC program.

Thank You

Your unwavering support has been the backbone of our success. We are deeply grateful for your contributions and belief in our mission. Together, we are creating a healthier environment and empowering farmers with sustainable practices.

Best wishes for a productive and safe summer!

Dana, Michael, Evelind, and the Biochar Teams

CMU Biochar Project- Erosion control and asphalt
CMU Biochar Project- Erosion control and asphalt
Intensive farming with simple tech
Intensive farming with simple tech
Biochar Academy Banner
Biochar Academy Banner
Diverse group will spread the biochar story
Diverse group will spread the biochar story
Michael at Crossroads, Calabar, Nigeria
Michael at Crossroads, Calabar, Nigeria

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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc

Location: Phrao, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Evelind Schecter
Phrao , Chiang Mai Thailand
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