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Global Heritage Fund
Their mission is to protecting the world’s most vulnerable places through sustainable preservation and community empowerment.

From Wiki:
"Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit organization that operates internationally. Founded in California in 2002, GHF says it has since then invested over $25 million and secured $20 million in co-funding for 19 global heritage sites to ensure their sustainable preservation and responsible development.

Projects realised such as in:

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
Chavín de Huántar*, Peru
Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
Cyrene*, Libya
Fujian Tulous*, China
Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
Hampi*, India
Rakhigarhi, India
Marcahuamachuco, Peru
Mirador, Guatemala
Pingyao*, China
Ur, Iraq
Wat Phu*, Laos

(* indicates a UNESCO World Heritage Site)".

A more recent project in Dali Village / Guizhou to establish a local co-op together with Beijing-based architecture studio ATLAS :
https://globalheritagefund.org/2017/11/28/dali-textile-co-op-social-enterprise-ghf-studio-atlas

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Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fundraising  foundation  USA  Culture  Rural_Development  decentralization 
13 days ago by eocas
Fermes d'avenir
Intro by organic-market.info:

"Maxime de Rostolan founded the organisation Fermes d'avenir five years ago. In France, this organisation supports agro-ecological smallholder initiatives through appropriate training formats, advisory services, model farms as well as lobbying and public relations work."

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Agrachina  farming  France  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  Agroecology  PR  agency  workshop  Education  Training  Platform  NGO_NPO  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farming  Consultancy 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Ridgedale | permaculture farm
Intro by organic-market.info:

"Richard Perkins of the Swedish Ridgedale Farm presented techniques and approaches that make it possible to make small farms ecologically valuable and economically viable. "It is our responsibility to regenerate our landscape through small profitable farms that bring people back into farming," said Perkins."

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Agrachina  farming  Sweden  farm  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Vegetables  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  gardening  Agroecology  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farm  Organic_Farming 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Les jardins de la grelinette | Bio-intensive farm
Intro by organic-market.info:
"A small organic farm in St-Armand, QC, Canada. There, Maude-Hélène and Jean-Martin Fortier have been cultivating one hectare of land for a good ten years, growing 40 varieties of vegetables that they market directly - and live well with. "The key to success is to move away from a tractor-oriented approach to a people-oriented approach," said the Fortiers at a conference.

Their microfarm is one of the best-known examples of new agricultural concepts, “which have impressive effects due to their systemic approach. They are very productive on small areas and are called bio-intensive agriculture, market gardening or micro-farms,” writes the Stiftung Ökologie&Landbau (SÖL) for explanation. “Inspired by agricultural ecology and permaculture, they are economically profitable, ecologically valuable and socially respectful. Their low investment costs make these concepts particularly interesting for young people wishing to enter the agricultural sector.”

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Agrachina  farming  Canada  farm  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Farmer_Community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Vegetables  Marketing  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Specialist  Permaculture  ecological  Ecology  Sustainability  sustainable  gardening  Agroecology  LocaVore  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  Rural_Employment  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Organic_Farm  Organic_Farming 
7 weeks ago by eocas
YPARD | Young Professionals for Agricultural Development
About:
"YPARD enables and empowers young agricultural leaders who shape sustainable food systems. It is an international movement by Young Professionals FOR Young Professionals for Agricultural Development.
[...]
This global on-line and off-line communication and discussion platform is meant to enable and empower young agricultural leaders around the world to shape sustainable food systems."

Background:
Started in 2005, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR), Bioversity International and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). In 2006 in Bern, Switzerland funding support by SDC and official formation in India soon after.

Besides of fostering discussion via their social network function are they also have a regularly updated directory related to fundraising. For example they have posted the 'International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture' from the FAO and the Swiss governmentfor which our UR Bridge app is eligible for the 'Award for Digitalization and innovation for Sustainable Food Systems (USD 40 000)'.

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Agrachina  Rural_Development  community  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Social_Networking  Agricultural_Development  Forum  foodsystems  Food_And_Agriculture_Organization  Policy  Politics  Sustainability  poverty  Fundraising  Innovation  Italy  Switzerland  UrB 
8 weeks ago by eocas
Wefarm
About:
"Wefarm is a free peer-to-peer service that enables farmers to share information via SMS, without the internet and without having to leave their farm. Farmers can ask questions on farming and receive crowd-sourced answers from other farmers around the world in minutes.

Example How-To:
1. Rose's crop is suffering from a disease, so she sends a simple, free SMS to the local Wefarm number.
2. Her question is instantly posted online and sent to selected members of the Wefarm community via SMS.
3. Rose receives useful, relevant knowledge within minutes... without leaving her farm or having any access to internet."

Social enterprise with a few successful founding rounds.

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Agrachina  Africa  nigeria  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  Sustainability  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  community  Crowdfunding  Agriculture  Agricultural_Development  Rural_Development  Farmer_Community  farming  Social_Networking 
11 weeks ago by eocas
Ecosystem Restoration Camps
About:
"Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a non-profit organisation founded by a movement of people who wanted an action-based solution to address accelerating climate change. The camps are a practical, hands on way to restore land degraded by humans. Our mission is to work with local communities and build camps that transform degraded landscapes into lush, abundant, life-giving ecosystems.
[...]
We envision a global network of Ecosystem Restoration Camps supporting the emergence of fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands."

Founded by Beijing-based filmmaker, soil scientist and environmental activist John D. Liu.

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Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  community  Education  climatechange  Tutorial  Rural_Development  network  Soil  ecological  Ecosystem 
december 2018 by eocas
GVB (Global Village of Beijing Environmental Education Center)
About:
"Global Village of Beijing Environmental Education Center (GVB - 北京地球村环境教育中心) is a non-profit non-governmental organization working on issues regarding sustainable development in the People’s Republic of China mainly through environmental education in the form of production and distribution of multimedia publications and the organization of journalist trainings. The organization advocates for green lifestyles, provides training for eco-villages, and promotes environmental issues in the media. GVB also carries out a reconstruction project in villages destroyed by the 2008 earthquake by rebuilding energy efficient homes and promoting traditional Chinese social values and medicine."

Founded 1996 by Liao Xiaoyi (廖晓义 - Sheri Liao) a Chinese environmental activist, journalist and producer of documentaries whose works are credited with advancing the Chinese environmental movement.

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Agrachina  Sustainability  NGO_NPO  China  environmentalism  sustainable  Rural_Development  health  Expert  SocialEntrepreneur 
november 2018 by eocas
Geoff Lawton - Permaculture, PDC, Online Courses
About:
"Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff does teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing. Some projects:

- consultancy in the environmentally green, Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates
- development work from the Greening the Desert projects in Jordan
- rehydration strategies in the deserts of Hadramaut, Yemen
- housing projects for the Kurds in Iraq after the war, rebuilding an entire village with 53 straw bale houses

[...] courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, animal, energy, structures, legal and economic systems.

Geoff has established permaculture demonstration sites that function as education centres in all the world’s major climates — information on the success of these systems is networked through www.permacultureglobal.org. Geoff established the Permaculture Research Institute and the www.permaculturenews.org website to network mainframe information worldwide."

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Agrachina  Permaculture  Consultancy  Education  Rural_Development  Agricultural_Organic_Guide  sustainablecompany  Sustainability  sustainable  environmentalism  farm  farmers_livelihod  book  community  Soil  water  Plant_Protection  Energy  Legal  Research 
november 2018 by eocas
Earth Rights Institute
About:
"Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

ERI takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world's poorest communities. ERI advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally.

We are affiliated with the IU as a United Nations NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) for these UN Departments

- ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)
- UN Habitat
- UNCSD (United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development)
- UN Finance and Development

[...] offer online courses: 'Become a Leader in Sustainable Development' and 'Course on Land Rights, Land Value Taxation and Commons Rent'"

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Agrachina  Africa  USA  NGO_NPO  Platform  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  Research  Consultancy  Environment  Social  community  Rural_Development  sustainable  Sustainability 
november 2018 by eocas
Back to the Land: Why young Hongkongers are trading office life for the farm
Excerpt:
"he doesn’t believe new developments have to come at the expense of farmland.

“Instead of paving farmland, starting from scratch and building a commercial business district and housing, we can have an innovative design to integrate towns and farmland,” said Cheong, who is the son of farmers himself.
He said he once suggested the idea to his fellow town planning board members, but they ignored it.

All this, combined with competition from cheaper, conventionally grown produce and the difficulty of achieving a successful harvest, makes Cheong think that young farmers will have a tough time if they hope to earn a living solely from selling produce.
[...]
He said he’d like to open a cafe on the premises, and serve people locally grown, organic food."

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Agrachina  Rural_Development  Organic  Organic_Agriculture  Green-New-Wave  Urbanism  Urbanization  HongKong  Report  Financial  Economy 
july 2018 by eocas
Letter from Shenzhen
Article about the Chinese 山寨 (shanzhai) copycatting culture.

Intro by CB Insights:
"In her piece for Logic Magazine, Xiaowei R. Wang says that traveling to China is like time-traveling. Even in the most rural villages, technology is there.

Wang describes the ubiquitous WeChat and QR codes that can be used to pay for everything, from street food to train tickets to massage chairs.

She also describes the Shanzai economy, which Wang calls “open-source on hyperspeed.” It has evolved from knock-off Louis Vuitton bags and Friends on DVD to people creating original products — like a cell phone with a compass that points to Mecca — and building on each other’s work “in a decentralized way.”

Wang says this “extreme open-source” offers a glimpse into the future — and starkly contrasts American technology, which is becoming more and more proprietary.

It’s tempting to draw comparisons between tech in the US and China, but it might not really be an apples-to-apples comparison. Maybe technology is more cultural — and less universal — than we think."

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Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Business_Advisory_relevant  Culture  Technology  Legal  Rural_Development  China  shenzhen  Economy  Innovation  Ecosystem  opensource 
july 2018 by eocas
How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China
Intro:
"JD.com is expanding its consumer base with drone delivery and local recruits who can exploit villages’ tight-knit social networks to drum up business."

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Agrachina  SupplyChain  delivery  Logistics  e-commerce  Productivity  China  Rural_Economy  Rural_Development 
july 2018 by eocas
Global Ecovillage Network - Community for a Regenerative World
About:
"The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.
[...]
An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all 5 dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology, economy and whole systems design) to regenerate their social and natural environments.

Ecovillages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions. They are rural or urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in their actions towards low-impact, high-quality lifestyles.
[...]
GEN is composed of 5 regional networks, spanning the globe. The network is made up of approximately 10,000 communities and related projects where people are living together in greater ecological harmony.

Some network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia; as well as small rural ecovillages like Gaia Asociación in Argentina and Huehuecoyotl in Mexico.

It also includes urban rejuvenation projects like Los Angeles EcoVillage and Christiania in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more."

Started in 1995. For example the Switzerland-based ecovillage Schweibenalp is member of GEN Europe.

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Agrachina  Lifesnippets  ecological  Sustainability  community  Rural_Development  urban-rural  Permaculture  network  Culture  NGO_NPO 
july 2018 by eocas
Permapartner
Permaculture project in Madagascar. Initiated by Swiss Lukas Uhl.

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Agrachina  Permaculture  Africa  Madagascar  Switzerland  NGO_NPO  Sustainability  sustainable  Agricultural_Specialist  community  Rural_Development  rural  Eco 
june 2018 by eocas
Women for Women International
Their mission:
"In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community."

Founded in 1993 by Zainab Salbi, since then performed more than 400'000 year-long educational programmes.

International section of UK-based headquarter (www.womenforwomen.org.uk).

So far supported projects in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria and Rwanda.

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Agrachina  Rural_Development  equality  NGO_NPO  Africa  congo  nigeria  Rwanda  Afghanistan  Education  Lifesnippets  community  Sustainability 
june 2018 by eocas
Sustainable Coffee Institute
SCI provides certified education for farmers and coffee professionals that shall lead to officially certified sustainable business practices.

Also they help connect farmers directly with demand-side in consuming countries, and vice versa through a web- and mobile app.

Brand/Organisation belongs to Torch Coffee Lab in Yunnan.

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Agrachina  coffee  Sustainability  Education  certification  farm-to-table  farmers_livelihod  Apps  Platform  UrB  China  Yunnan  Rural_Development 
june 2018 by eocas
Schweibenalp – Center of Unity
About:
"Living and working community to manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality."
In Brienz / Bernese Alps / Switzerland.

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Agrachina  Permaculture  Sustainability  community  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Slow_Fashion  Slow_Food  network  Conference  Switzerland  gardening  Culture  Cultivation  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  rural  Lifestyle  Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  artisanal  decentralization  natural  Philosophy  Ethics 
june 2018 by eocas
ManageMyMarket
Web-based farmers market software which aims to eliminate paperwork, streamline management tasks, and includes unique features to grow and sustaining farmer markets. Features:

Online vendor registration & management
Visual stall assignments
License administration
Invoicing & sales and payment tracking
Integrated email & PayPal™
Website tools & widgets

Based in Portland / Oregon, also operating in Canada.

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Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Farmer_Community  farmers_livelihod  Marketing  market  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  SaaS  Software  Retail  POS  Management  e-commerce  Productivity  CRM  Business 
may 2018 by eocas

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