The Learning Farm:Planting Seeds of Change - Java
Last modified: 2011-11-18 01:39:07
The Learning Farm's training program is an intensive, goal-oriented program aimed at providing the youth with a well-rounded training to gear them towards creating viable farming businesses in the long term. It consists of two integrated components: namely the organic vegetable production and marketing component and the youth training and community development component.
The Learning Farm:
- Equips participants with knowledge and practical experience in organic agricultural production, marketing and management.
- Builds a sustainable, socially-oriented business enterprise through marketing organic produce and value-added products to help finance operating costs.
- Initiates a networking centre that facilitates the sharing of gained knowledge and experience between individuals, organizations, and communities involved with vulnerable youth and sustainable agriculture.
- Develops communities through alumni-initiated organic farming enterprises and alumni-led organic farming extension and marketing support efforst.
The Impact of Our Work:
- 215 young people, ages 16-24
- 70% graduation rates for phase I, with 90% success rate of graduates engaged in going to school, reuniting with their familis and other productive activity
- 60% of recent class graduates earn their livelihoods through organic farming, starting organic farming enterprises and working on commerccial organic farms as staff, supervisors and consultants.
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