Start an Organic Farm in Thailand

Pitch in to help a remote village in Thailand start an organic farm, creating jobs for the local youth.
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Thai Farmer
This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 11 months ago
127% Funded
  • R50,719.00 Donated
  • R40,000.00 Goal
  • 17 Donors
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About the Campaign

Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control.

Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms, human sewage sludge, and nanomaterials.

Since 1990, the market for organic products has grown from next to nothing statistically, reaching $55 billion in 2009 according to Organic Monitor. This demand has driven a similar increase in organically managed farmland which has grown over the years 2001-2011 at a compounding rate of 8.9% per annum. As of 2011, approximately 37,000,000 hectares (91,000,000 acres) worldwide were farmed organically, representing approximately 0.9 percent of total world farmland (2009).

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