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Sustainable organic farming in Myanmar

Pays d’action: Birmanie, Asie
Type d’activité: Agriculture, ONG & Lobbying
Although many people in Myanmar live from agriculture, agricultural practices are often inefficient or even harmful to the environment. NEED Myanmar offers young farmers training and education in sustainable agriculture. You can get involved in a variety of tasks at the teaching farm and also support the organization in marketing.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Many people in Myanmar live from agriculture. However, the year-long economic isolation of the country has meant that many agricultural techniques used are not up to date or even harmful to the environment. Tools such as fertilizer and equipment are often difficult to obtain and expensive, making it difficult for farmers to work efficiently. The rural population therefore often is facing a life in poverty.

Near Hwambi, about 2.5 hours north of Yangon, young rural farmers can learn about sustainable agricultural practices at the NEED eco training farm. The farm covers over 4 acres and is entirely powered by solar energy. Various types of fruits and vegetables are cultivated (for example watercress, aubergines, beans, basil, lemon grass, garlic, onions, bananas, ginger, mushrooms and chili) and rice is grown on an additional 20 hectares.

Teaching topics and trainings for the students include permaculture, environmental protection, ecologically sound farming practices and techniques, community development and resource management. The students can also learn basics in business, computers and English.

As a volunteer, if you have experience in the fields of agriculture, gardening or permaculture, you can teach your professional knowledge. Alternatively or additionally, you can also support the farm in marketing and social media. However, previous experience is not required. You can write reports on activities in English and support the farm in fundraising, networking and website updates.

Internships are also possible for those who would like to learn about sustainable organic agriculture. You will accompany and asssit with all activities on the farm.

If you are still looking for a topic for your university disseration, then you are right here, too! NEED gladly supports students in their scientific research on subject-specific topics.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

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En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Birmanie, Asie
Type d'activité :
Agriculture,ONG & Lobbying
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Maximum: 1 an
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 800 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1000 €
3 mois : 1300 €
6 mois : 2000 €
1 an : 3600 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Volunteer placements and internships are possible throughout the year.
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
You should be able to communicate in English.
Qualifications particulières :
The project is particularly pleased about volunteers with experience in marketing or design. For internships and volunteering in the field of agricultural activities, no previous knowledge is required.
Hébergement & repas :
The accommodation takes place directly on the farm in a small cottage of simple standards. The common areas (bathroom, toilet) you share with other residents. The above rates are in the case of one person and include our service package + accommodation on the farm, including 3 simple, local meals per day.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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