SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC FARMING

Projets permanents (à partir d'un mois)

BANDH, PATTA 173233, SOLAN, HIMACHAL PRADESH - Inde

Social - Education - Agriculture

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 400 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: RC-MTV-AGR-08/19

Description

This is a mountainous area where people are purely dependent on agriculture for a living. However, due to shortage of water and small terraces on sloppy land the agriculture is unsustainable and farm production is not enough to cover three meals a day for a family round the year. THE MINIMUM DURATION OF THIS PROJECT IS ONE MONTH. You can choose when you start and leave the project.

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Partenaire

RUCHI is a non-profit organisation committed to community development since 1983. RUCHI was established keeping in mind the problems and restrictions that a remote community faces on day to day basis. These could be due to poverty, lack of knowledge, poor infrastructure or at times difficult terrain. As a result RUCHI has always implemented its project with people centered approach and gave priority to community development. With 36 years in this field, RUCHI has accumulated extensive knowledge in community development with project area ranging from semi-urban background to extremely remote communities requiring two days of walk certain time of the year. Over time RUCHI has also developed and successfully implemented low cost technologies. We are now acting as a resource organization for Indian Government and other NGO’s pursuing community development.

Travail

This is a mountain area where people are purely dependent on agriculture for a living. However, due to shortage of water and small terraces on sloppy land the agriculture is unsustainable and farm production is not enough to cover three meals a day for a family round the year. People realise the ill effects of using chemicals on farms but still use them because of lack of education. Both the volunteers will be involved in developing agriculture fields and grow herbs and vegetables organic way. They will work on raising awareness on various agricultural practices and set up demonstration units for farmers. In extra time, they can create awareness on environmental issues like Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources and wherever possible in seeking solutions as well.

Logement & Nourriture

This will be simple and shared accommodation. All volunteers will be staying in RUCHI complex accommodation with basic amenities. We shall provide mattresses but the volunteers are required to bring their own bed sheets, sleeping bags and personal toiletries.Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Location: RUCHI (Solan). RUCHI campus is spread over an area of 3 hectares in Bandh village and has good fertile soil. Kitchen gardens need to be promoted to grow vegetables for consumption by staff and volunteers. In due course we would like them to serve as demonstration centre for farmers.During leisure time, volunteers can visit Rock Garden in Chandigarh and Shimla Hills.

Nécessaire

Knowledge of agriculture work or a great motivation to learn and sens of proactivity. Visa: All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations an employment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer to www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents. (Though volunteers are welcome to join us any time of the year in the ongoing projects of RUCHI, a few period specific projects for MLTVs are described below to choose from)

Notes Supplémentaires

Volunteers who apply for this project will be invited to participate to a « session de préparation au départ ». During this session, many things will be discussed as the volunteering projects, your fears and motivations, the intercultural shock, some practical aspects, ect.