The Bio-Diversity Farmland is a project of Wolaitta Development Association in cooperation with the local farmers in Ampo Koysha in Southern Ethiopia. It is a densely populated area where land is subject to erosion due to exhaustive landuse.
Hands-on Training for local farmers
The model farm is a learning school for local farmers. They 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.
In 2019 they want to extend the farm with a model fish pond for sustainable fish production.
Project team, showing the land being worked.
Left: Degraded land. Right: Land after irrigation
Above: Animal fattening by farmer in barn. Under: composting and bio-gas as a by-product
Beekeeping and honey production.
Efficient crop production, fruits and tree conservation.
Plan for a model Fishpond
In 2019 they want to extend the farm with a model fish pond for sustainable fish production. This will be an example how locals can enrich their diet with high protein food.
The project leaders have asked our help with finding a fund for the construction of the fishpond. Contact us for more information about the project plan and the needed budget.
Contributions for the Farm
This project is published on the PIFWORLD website and has received support of different funders: http://pif.one/bio-diversity-farmland
Do you want to help? DONATE directly to our bank account, or via the red DONATE ONLINE Button (in the right column). Thank You!
Your Contribution is used for the purchase of tools and seeds for agriculture and to expand the model farm with a model fish pond.