The KOICA-funded, Natural Farming Project introduces a farming practice that imitates the way of nature and builds a stronger relationship between the farmer, the nature and the soil. Natural farming uses a wide range of strategies to develop and maintain biological diversity and replenish soil fertility and is even differs from organic agriculture. WV is proud to have worked on 3 successful phases of this project since 2013.
The first phase of the project focused on improving food security and economic stability of vulnerable farmer families. Priority was given to woman-headed households and larger families with children since awareness and training was conducted among the selected farmers. The second phase of the project was initiated to scale up the natural farming practices and to link the farmers with markets. Finally, the current phase focuses on improving the commercialization of Natural Farming to connect farmers to markets for sustainable income.