The Bio-Diversity Farmland is a project of Wolaitta Development Association in cooperation with the local farmers in Ampo Koysha in Southern Ethiopia. The farmland is situated in a densely populated area where land is subject to erosion due to exhaustive landuse. The ISOB team visited the project in 2017. Convinced about the need of this training centre we are raising funds for the project.
Hands-on Training for local farmers
The farmers learn about sustainable agriculture, making exhausted land fertile again with irrigation techniques and composting. Other improvements will be the production of Bio-fuel as a by-product of compost, animal fattening, beekeeping, fruit and tree conservation. Main aims of this project are to change the farmers behavior towards using their land and the environment in a more durable way. The outcome will be more efficient and durable farming in the region, improved harvests and enriched diets for the families, less malnutrition and less poverty.
Activities of the Training Centre
On the model farm the farmers get hands-on training how to turn exhausted land into fertile land, using sustainable bio-diverse techniques:
Irrigation, composting, bio-gas production, fattening cattle, bee keeping and honey production, tree preservation, efficient fruit and vegetables cultivation.
composting and bio-gas production
Fattening cattle by local farmers.
Beekeeping and honey production.
tree preservation, efficient fruit and vegetables cultivation.
Contributions for the Farm
We are grateful for the gifts from different organizations who have faith in this project:
October 2019 we received the proceeds of a collection among the parishioners of the RK Parish Paus Johannes XXIII GG Houten.
Via the PIFWORLD website we received support of different funders: http://pif.one/bio-diversity-farmland
Contributions are used for extra tools and seeds for agriculture and to expand the model farm.