This project will support Fellows to implement micro farm projects in their rural communities. Each fellow works in their rural community to implement projects relating to food security. Fellows engage community members in training and implementation of kitchen gardens, organic farming, and sustainable agriculture. A fellow's work impacts their entire rural community. This project supports the fellow's training, project implementation, and professional development.
Urbanization creates new poverty and exploitation, as rural areas decline. The solution lies in strengthening rural communities, so they are self-sufficient, sustainable, and resilient. Community resiliency is a critical element that allows communities to adapt and build capacity when challenging environments present obstacles to stability or growth. A key component of resiliency is rural leadership. By empowering rural leaders with strategies for sustainable development, enduring impact occurs.
Rural leaders can engage communities to address some of the biggest issues faced today-poverty, forced migration, hunger, disease, and youth unemployment. Fellows receive training to build their capacity and implement community-driven projects focused on food security that create an immediate impact on a community's well-being while also fostering resiliency and sustainable results.
This project will create more resilient rural communities in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. It will provide fellows with the training and capacity to implement food security and organic farming projects impacting their entire community. The long-term impact is healthier, more resilient, and more self-sufficient rural communities.