self reliant community of men and women who are social-economic and environmentally conscious and sustainable
Organic farming is a system of agriculture that uses environmentally sound techniques for raising crops and livestock that are free from synthetic compound. The methods used in organic farming seeks to increase long term soil fertility, balance insect and organism populations and reduce air, soil and water pollution while maintaining or increasing levels of production. As opposed to the conventional farming system, organic farming keeps the welfare of every player in mind including the provision for fairness in farm situation and in trade. It stimulates the societal and individual responsibility for the environment hence sustainability.
What actions do you propose?
Main Activities In order to achieve the organization’s strategic goal and objectives, the following activities will be implemented.
ü Creation organic farm garden
ü Construction of the Simple biogas plant
ü Demonstrate to interested farmers (Awareness Creation
Who will take these actions?
In order to examine the efficacy of the organization towards achieving the goals and objectives, some important pointers will be used. They will be based on the set targets for the time frame and their extent of changing the conditions of the beneficiaries’ lives for better. They include the number of awareness conducted, number of farmers interested in organic farming, rate of adoption leading to decreased dependence on external and detrimental inputs as well as the conspicuous change of attitude by the farmers and their neighbours manifested in regular exchange visits and replication of the techniques. Increased production per unit area as a result of improved soil fertility ensures there is more produce for food and the surplus is offered for sale thus raising the income for households.
Where will these actions be taken?
Kamonkoli Sub-county Budaka district Eastern part of Uganda
How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?
Advantages of the simple Biogas plant in the organic farming project
Reduce deforestation by reducing the destructive harvesting and non-renewable and polluting consumption of fuel wood.
Reducing harmful emissions to the atmosphere: Burning biogas is much cleaner than burning woody biomass. Apart from being smokeless, it emits only CO2 and H2O to the atmosphere during combustion whereas a wood fire generates a much greater level of global warming and pollution. Indeed, in total, burning biogas does not contribute to global warming at all, since the fodder used to feed the animals uses an equal amount of CO2 in the ecological cycle (referred to as biogenic carbon) as that emitted through burning.
What are other key benefits?
Lasting effects as a result of the project includes better living standards and reduced poverty levels among the community members. This will be brought about by the raised income levels and improved health conditions in extension of more and healthy food availability and reduced subjection hazardous practices and inputs. Sustainability environmental sanitation will be experienced as a result of reduced deforestation increased a forestation and agro forestry practices. Adversities in climatic change such as desertification and effects of global warming will be mitigated.
What are the proposal’s costs?
Amount requested and Project Period: 6,543 Dollars for twelve months project period. The breakdown is in the line item budget found at the end of this proposal.
.The project will take twelve months