Help setting up a center for sustainable agriculture and environmental education in Madanapalle, India

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  • Description

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    CALL FOR ARTISTS and SOCIAL MEDIA & FUNDRAISING EXPERTS (updated February 2020)

    At the moment there is not much going on on the farm due to a very severe water shortage. (NOTEthe water shortage does NOT affect drinking water & bathroom water). However- we are working on setting up our first shop in madanapalle and are looking for people who'd like to help with the interior design. We are also looking for people who can help us with our website, social media and fundraising :-)
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    The project aims at helping farmers to mitigate and adapt to climate change using sustainable agroforestry and alternative marketing strategies, while raising environmental awareness and promoting green energy.

    Our project is based in Madanapalle, South India. As agriculture is the main economic activity in this semi-arid region which is strongly impacted by global climate change, we focus on promoting alternative agricultural and sustainability practices. However sustainable development cannot be guaranteed by compiling the best solutions and practices alone. It must be accepted and held up by the locals who are the ones to implement the changes in the region through long-term management. Therefore, close engagement with local small-scale farmers and building the community’s knowledge by environmental education are vital. Lastly, to add more values to the primary agriculture commodities, empower farmers with fair trade benefits and self-sustain the project, we also work on green business entrepreneurship.

    In other words, we are a group of individuals working together with the Indian NGO ‘Movement for Rural Emancipation'
    We are setting up a demonstration farm for sustainable agriculture and environmental education. A place for schools, individuals and volunteers who are interested in sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.We are also supporting and engaging with small scale farmers in the villages around to change from conventional to sustainable agricultural practices like Agroforestry.

    The farm is located in a beautiful area, with mountains around and we even have a small swimming pool on the site. We do have a cat and a dog as well as two cows :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer
    - free food and accommodation
    - working in an international team
    - working with the local community
    - learn about local culture, visit temples etc.
    - free internet access
    - learn a lot about sustainable farming, climate change and environmental protection
    - lots of fun
    - day trips can be arranged, but have to be paid for by everyone who wants to join (only actual expenses like bus tickets, etc)

  • Help

    Help

    You don't need to be an expert, but you should be interested in one of the areas below. At the moment, there is lots of farm chores and construction projects to be done, so anyone who doesn't mind physical work is highly welcome :-)

    - manual and general farm chores
    - upcycling
    - video/photography
    - agricultural science
    - green business entrepreneurship
    - environmental education
    - social media, marketing and fundraising
    - food preservation (as soon as we have a harvest to preserve food)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Telugu: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared dormitory in an old school building in a very rural area on the farm. Breakfast, lunch, tea, snack and dinner will be made by our amazing chef! All food served is vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India. The closest airport is Bangalore.
    To make an actual impact, a minimum stay of 3 weeks is recommended. However, if you do want to visit us for a shorter time period, it’s also possible.

    Please be aware that this is a very rural area, so respecting the local community, you will have to follow certain guidelines regarding clothes, alcohol and smoking.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 a day, 5 days a week

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