Projects in Environmental Protection

PROJECTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

La Semilla del Progreso – HONDURAS

La Semilla del Progreso, an agricultural training center located outside Siguatepeque, Honduras, is directed by Laureano Jacobo. The Center provides intensive training for farmers from surrounding communities and afterwards continues to support them in the sometimes delicate transition from conventional practices to regenerative organic agriculture....

The Land Institute – USA

Researchers at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, are breeding perennial varieties of grains that eliminate erosion and actually help build soil. By crossing high-yield annual species like wheat and sorghum with their wild perennial relatives, the Land Institute aims to create food crops that...

FUNDAMARCOS: Sustainable Agriculture – GUATEMALA

The FUNDAMARCOS Agricultural Program begins work with farm families by focusing on increasing yields of the basic food crops, which in Guatemala are corn and beans. By implementing extremely effective new practices of water management, soil conservation and resilient sustainable agriculture, program participants usually double...

FUNDAMARCOS: Nutrition and Health – GUATEMALA

FUNDAMARCOS fights persistent malnutrition by teaching poor indigenous families in rural Guatemala to produce abundant nutritious food. This is important because Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean....

Mujeres en Acción – GUATEMALA

Mujeres en Acción is a micro-finance organization of Maya women. It began in 1984 when Felipa Xico was concerned for widows left without a means of support due to civil war. She went on to found Mujeres en Acción that has become a strong micro-credit...

Fundación Sergio Méndez Arceo – MEXICO

This Mexican foundation annually presents the Human Rights Awards for the individual and the group most on the forefront of working for human rights in Mexico. By receiving this award, the person or organization is given publicity and support for the work in which they...

Protecting the Río Motagua – GUATEMALA

Beginning in 1998, EPIC has supported farmer education in soil conservation and water management on the north side of the Río Motagua in the Departments of El Quiché and Baja Verapaz. The Río Motagua is Guatemala's most important river. Poor soil management practices in the...

El Mirador – GUATEMALA

El Mirador is a self-sustaining, working farm and an agricultural training center promoting sustainable organic agriculture. It is run by Manuel and Brigida Huz and their son Moises who studied ecological agriculture in the United States. They offer courses teaching innovative, small-scale, low-cost practices in...

COSECHA – HONDURAS

COSECHA teaches sustainable agriculture practices and water management for agriculture and the household. It works to improve the lives of families living in the difficult dry tropics. During the last 25 years COSECHA has trained about 3,000 men and women facilitators for work in one...