Sustainable Livelihood & Resilience
Most of the farmers in China were taught decades ago that hybrid seeds and chemical fertilizers are good match for increasing harvest. It did but also damaged the land and environment in return. Inadequate market information and access also made them difficult to sell harvest collectively at better price.
On the other hand, the lack of waste management mechanism in rural areas has led to more waste generated from daily or economic activities. With limited funding and knowledge to seek alternative energy resources and eco-friendly technologies, many use easy or traditional ways to generate energy or continue with their non-ecofriendly agriculture activities and lifestyles, which cause continuous exploitation of natural resources and degradation of natural environment. thus hindering development of sustainable environment.
To achieve sustainable livelihood, World Vision:
- established community-based groups to organize economic activities;
- enahnced community people's awareness and recognition on eco-friendly agricuture activity;
- equipped knowledge, skills and facilities for community people, including parents, to start eco-friendly agriculture activity;
- developed channels to access to market in some project areas.
On environmental protection, we:
- enhanced students' awareness and recognition on environmental protection;
- equipped knowledge, skills and facilities for school and students to start environmental protection lifestyle;
- supported community and schools to equip renewable energy facilities.