Agriculture – Sustainable Farming
Sustainable farming and agriculture is a wholly organic process using non-genetically modified seed and no chemical inputs. Seed saving practices, propagation and tree nurseries are all a vibrant part of teaching villagers how to sustain nutritious and contaminant free resources to feed their communities.
Visit each country to learn about the Agricultural programs there.
Common Ground for Africa (CGA) has numerous and effective programs at work to mitigate poverty, the single largest threat to human well-being and social stability in Kenya. As a volunteer, you’ll have an incredible range of opportunities from working at Pathfinder Academy to promoting public health/clean water awareness at the ceramic water filter facility to working with women in business development and organic farming trainings.
Mama Na Dada Africa (MnD) empowers girls and women through education so they can gain social and financial independence and escape the prevalent consequences of gender discrimination. This is an immersion program opportunity that allows volunteers to participate in a wide range of diverse community enriching activities.
Namunyak Maasai Welfare (NMW) alleviates the harshest conditions for the most marginalized individuals in Maasai communities by creating access to education, public health practices, micro finance opportunities and organic farming training. Your volunteer experience will expose you to a variety of social services including primary education, working with special needs children, economic development with women and building and construction projects.
Sister Freda’s Foundation (SFF) provides hospital and clinic services, a nursing school as well as free community outreach health care clinics and in local slums, refugee camps and rural villages without access to health care. SFF provides a clinic for counseling for HIV/AIDS patients and they operate a daycare/feeding program. Sister Freda seeks volunteers with both medical and non-medical experience to work in the hospital and clinics and with the children.
Environmental Development Youth Movement (EDYM) conserves biodiversity and combats environmental degradation by mobilizing, educating and training local youth and others in sustainable agricultural practices and reforestation. As a volunteer, you’ll work with youth in environmental advocacy.
Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage is a home in Kpando Village, Volta Region, Ghana, that provides disadvantaged children with proper nurture, nutrition, shelter, clothing, medical care, and education. The orphanage cares for children without parents, promotes early childhood development, and trains children to become responsible and useful citizen in their communities.
Mountain View Eco Farm (MVEF) is committed to the research, development, and the promotion of sustainable agricultural training and community development. Their goal is to train youth in ecological farming to promote organic/sustainable farming as an important aspect of our survival and livihood. The opportunity to work with children at the local school, at the clinic and on the permaculture farm is an experience that is holistic and with the nicest people you will ever meet.