Chyangsar: Organic Farming

What it is about

- In the spirit of a sustainable development of individual villages, Roots for Life developed an overall concept for Chyangsar. Part of this is building a training farm. Here, organic vegetable cultivation and in the future also vegetable processing is operated. The women of the village get a job opportunity directly on the farm. Young plants are partly distributed as start-up aid, sold or sold for harvest shares and training is carried out to make biological cultivation possible for many women. The joint processing and selling of the products does not only strengthen their own food-supply, but also generates income.

For the professional implementation of this project, we were able to win the Social Work Institute. There, we find experts on various topics such as accounting, cultivation, composting, ... However, the responsibility lies in the spirit of empowerment, from the beginning with the women's organization of Chyangsar. The existing own initiatives will also be closely integrated into the overall development in the future. See also chickens as a source of income.

Our part in this project

Since the earthquake in 2015, Roots for Life has initiated and financed the activities of the training farm together with the women. Roots for Life helped to build the training farm with the financial support of Fair Styria, among others. Time and again work is provided by the women free of charge, because it is about their future. So there was not a single greenhouse in the village at the beginning of the project, after the construction of three large ones on the training farm together, there could be discovered some small ones near the women's homes, which they built themselves.

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ALL_E FairStyria group Photo ALL_E FairStyria Infodesk Carola ALL_E FairStyria Day Carola and students CH_F bug on tree CH_F bug dead CH_F at SWI 1 CH_F group photo swi CH_F tomas earth tips input CH_F tree inputs CH_F tree cutting tips CH_F games festival CH_F ghunsa games children CH_F women group at festival CH_F festival ghunsa group children CH_F ghunsa clay children CH_F ghunsa festival tired boy CH_W Sushila and son shop CH_F ghunsa talks CH_F Ghunsa visiting fields CH_F women carola own field bear bell CH_F map ghunsa chimding CH_F women group 1 CH_F women group  discussion CH_F collecting leaves CH_F compost CH_F compost CH_F gourd CH_F greenhouse CH_F women on field CH_F CH_C farm from sky CH_F Ochsen Stall CH_F Ochsen Weide CH_F Kohl CH_F Kohl abwägen CH_F DIY Wage CH_F compost 2 CH_F ochsen sharing 3 CH_F ochsen sharing 4 CH_F training on the field CH_F training in greenhouse CH_F cabbage first harvest CH_F scale selling vegetables CH_F wheat field CH_F cabbage field CH_F women in greenhouse 2 CH_F second greenhouse CH_F plot 6 CH_F plot location map CH_F opening farm CH_F carola opening flowers girl CH_F preparation opening CH_F group susila carola CH_F first greenhouse CH_F showing fields CH_F potatoe field CH_F kusang and watersource CH_F Carola and watersource CH_F new watertanks CH_F new watersource CH_F water access CH_F women group eating CH_F water discussion CH_F watersystem broken CH_F happy women CH_F planned plots CH_F assembly CH_F women look CH_F developing ideas CH_F closing contract CH_F discussion

Status

Q1/2018: The vegetable production is running, despite strong storms that ...
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