Mozambique: Teaching Sustainable Agriculture-UPenn

by Nourish International

Summary

Young Africa and Nourish International at the University of Pennsylvania are working together to promote sustainability and teach hands-on skills, helping the youth cultivate 2,000 acres of land.
$610
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Mozambique has vast tracts of agricultural land but only a small percentage of that land is being used for commercial agriculture. Young Africa teaches crucial sustainable farming skills to the youth enrolled in the program. Such education provides greater job opportunities for the local youth, benefits the nation with a skilled work-force in the agriculture sector, and lessens the migration into the urban areas.

Solution

By empowering young people through skills training and by encouraging them to earn a living through income generating projects, Young Africa helps the youth turn unused land into a source of income.

Long-Term Impact

Educating the students will provided them with greater job opportunities, while also benefitting the nation with a skilled work-force in the agriculture sector. This work force will help make healthy food more affordable for the people of Mozambique.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Young Africa's Website
Young Africa's Facebook Page
A video describing Young Africa
Nourish International's Website

Organization Information

Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​nourishinternational.org/​
Nourish International
Project Leader:
Ching-Yin Chen
Philadelphia, PA United States

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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