What's it like
A typical day on this gap year project
Learn farming and agricultural techniques from those who work in often challenging conditions. Learn from communities as they band together and create change - and lend a helping hand. Since there's no typical day on one of our agricultural or farming projects, we have decided to describe two of our projects in more detail.
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative in Nepal
Travel into the rural mountains of Nepal to join a women’s farm cooperative. As a volunteer, you will live on the farm and work alongside women farmers to help grow the organic fruits and vegetables that they, and you, will eat. You may also help out with the daily care of livestock. The project needs extra pairs of hands to help community-members with their tasks so that they can create sustainable futures for themselves and their children. The project also offers daycare and before- and after-school support for children in the community, so you will have the chance to help them out with their homework, organise activities, and teach them English as their mothers go on with their days. In exchange, you will gain experience in international development and learn about farming and Nepalese culture.
Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest in Ecuador
If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts, consider this project focused on Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest in Ecuador. This family-owned reserve seeks to preserve the cloud forest and restore pasture land via reforestation and agro forestry efforts. The goal of the reserve is to achieve sustainability through both agriculture and ecotourism. A mile-long canopy tour of the reserve provides a unique bird’s-eye-view of the cloud forest contained in the reserve. As part of the management plan, the local community is included in educational and community-building activities. The foundation’s mission is to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of natural ecosystems, their resources and biodiversity for future generations, through the diffusion of productive activities that are compatible with nature; supporting values of social equity and respect for natural and cultural diversity. Join this project and help with efforts focused on ecology, biology and agricultural activities and research to conserve this incredible habitat.