Agriculture-organic Farm Projects
The Himalayan Foundation Nepal can organise volunteers to work and help for Organic Agriculture Farms in Nepal. Nepal is a country whose main industry is farming. Over 80% of Nepal families are working in agriculture. These farmers work hard in all conditions and for long hours. Most farmers despite their hard efforts live in extreme poverty. Many farms in Nepal use chemical fertilizers and pesticides that other countries no longer support. This is done to increase productivity however evidence suggests that these unnatural farming methods are damaging to the earth, the farming produce and potentially humans that consume the products. They are bad for the ecosystem and could destroy the land. Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment. Opportunities for volunteers to assist in Agriculture are at the small city farm in Kathmandu or in Chitwan or Gunsa.
Role of Volunteer
Depending on your interests and experience, you can get involved in any of the following areas:
Volunteers at the farms participate in general activities some of the activities will include.
• Nursery work: sowing seeds, filling bags, pricking, pruning.
• Reforestation work: planting, weeding, mulching, staking, pruning.
• Helping with compost fertilizer for the farm.
• Helping to plant and harvest crops.