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Sustainable Agricultural

Solutions Through

A Global Lens.

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Sustainable Agricultural

Solutions Through

A Global Lens.

We understand that regenerating community in Takure requires more than just rebuilding homes. The life of every family involves the vegetable garden, the animal shed, water run-off, terraced crops, and the forested ravines where wild plants are gathered daily. Using an integrative design approach, our Agriculture Team is focused on organic vegetable production, reforestation, water management, and many more sustainable long-term agriculture projects.


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Permaculture

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Permaculture

Volunteers from around the world are immersed in a world of organic agriculture while at camp. Our volunteers have grown a garden that provides camp with organic vegetables every day. We are designing our volunteer camp in alignment with the permaculture principles. The goal of which is to work with nature to build, abundance, fertility, and leave behind a system that will continue to flourish and adapt long after we leave. Many volunteers find their time in our nursery, mulching garden beds, or helping in our neighbor's rice harvest, the highlight of their time in Takure.

We are working to integrate self-sustaining solutions at our volunteer camp because we believe in working with nature not against it.

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The Coffee Cooperative

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The Coffee Cooperative

The hills of Takure, at 1400 meters elevation, are a wonderful place to grow coffee. Thanks to our international community of volunteers and donors, we were able to invest in a greenhouse and plant 10,000 coffee trees which led to the formation of a local cooperative. 

The Basic Organic Coffee Cooperative was formed in June 2017 by 47 members from Bimire and Takure. This community cooperative works in partnership with a larger group, provides a guaranteed source of income for farmer who invest in caring for their trees organically. After FIVE YEARS, a coffee tree will begin to produce 0000/year which can increase a families income by 200%. 

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8,000 Basic Organic Coffee Cooperative 47

Just a short walk away is a thriving 65 member coffee cooperative, where Lychee fruit and nitrogen-fixing trees provide shade for the coffee, giving farmers a variety of income sources while helping the land to regenerate lost topsoil and mitigating landslide, erosion and flooding.

Our greenhouse serves as a startup coffee nursery for the local farmers, and we are helping to connect them to a national federation of coffee cooperatives that supports trainings, certification and distribution of the coffee. We also maintain a number of shade trees and will be offering these to farmers, along with technical training in organic practices, in the lead up to the co-op formation and coffee planting in July. We hope to plant alongside these farmers for years to come as the trees and terraces of Takure grow and thrive.

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In The Community

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In The Community

Our community-driven agriculture program is working to implement viable solutions in Nepal. Our aim is to give local farmers the opportunity to engage in sustainable agriculture initiatives, such as: coffee, permaculture design, and agroforestry. We employ locals to help us learn more about their practices and culture. The food our volunteers eat, is purchased directly from the community as an initiative to support the local economy.. This year, we built a  village water tank to support year-round access to water for farms and families. Through access to resources and training in sustainable agriculture, our hope is that these income-generating initiatives will give back to the community for generations to come.