World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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Sustainable Agriculture/Food Security

Agriculture is a source of livelihood for 40 percent of today’s global population, according to the United Nations. Sustainable local agriculture, forestry, and fisheries can provide nutritious food for communities, generate incomes, support rural development, and protect the environment. But food security and agriculture as a source of livelihood are under threat by unsustainable practices, loss of crop diversity, and environmental degradation worldwide.

World Education promotes sustainable agriculture and natural resource management within rural farming communities by providing training and technical support to farmers. Sustainable agriculture is an approach to agriculture that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and contributes to social justice in farming communities.

World Education also works with community groups and schools to train youth and their care-givers in sustainable agricultural practices that increase nutrition for students, families, and entire communities and also provide a livelihood, as well.
 

Featured Projects

View details: Developing Agricultural Communities/Desenvolve Agricultura Comunitária (DAC)

Developing Agricultural Communities/Desenvolve Agricultura Comunitária (DAC)

In 2013 and 2014, World Education provided technical assistance in Timor-Leste to improve agricultural practices and establish farmer groups and market linkages.

View details: Timor-Leste Financial Literacy for Women

Timor-Leste Financial Literacy for Women

World Education partnered with Moris Rasik, a microfinance institution that provides loans exclusively to women, to improve the lives of women with training in basic numeracy, financial literacy, and agricultural businesses.

View details: Improved Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers in West Kalimantan: <br>Good Return – Keling Kumang Partnership

Improved Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers in West Kalimantan:
Good Return – Keling Kumang Partnership

World Education Australia is helping build capacity in financial literacy and sustainable agriculture.

 

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Features

View details: Empowering Students with Permaculture Gardens in Swaziland

Empowering Students with Permaculture Gardens in Swaziland

Sixteen year-old Nothando is a student participating in Bantwana's permaculture garden project. She is the eldest of three. Nothando's mother, like many in the community, does not earn enough to support her children.

View details: Learning, Growing, and Learning to Grow

Learning, Growing, and Learning to Grow

At the Learning Farm, former street kids learn about organic farming and build skills that will enable them to have a productive future.

View details: Engaging Cocoa Growers through Text Messaging

Engaging Cocoa Growers through Text Messaging

CocoaLink uses mobile phone technology to provide cocoa farmers with performance-enhancing agricultural and marketing information.