Tropical Agroforestry & Sustainable Farming

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gegründet 2009
Global Nomadic
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Koordinator | Jeremy
Koordinator | Jeremy
This is a hands-on organic farm experience, growing and producing cacao, planting and harvesting. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

The project

The NGO you will be working with here in southern Belize is host to one of the oldest on-going agroforestry experiments in the country as well as being one of the oldest permaculture projects in all of South America. The maturity level of the canopy has allowed for several sub canopy species to be grown, with an emphasis on cacao.  The cacao tree, whose Latin name means ‘food of the gods’, has been a vital part of Latin American culture for well over 1200 years. Some of the cacao varieties you will work with are relic cultigens from the Maya culture and have been growing in isolation in this area since the collapse of the Maya civilization.

The farm believes in and is run entirely on renewable energy, meaning you will get a rare opportunity to experience living a completely organic lifestyle. The project also works with local communities, installing photovoltaic pumps and solar systems.

Volunteer Work

The farm is an experiential learning centre and a working demonstration farm. You will be a part of the everyday farm work as well as be taught about the different systems and activities used on the farm. You will be expected to work hard, but as a reward you get to live in a beautiful rainforest and learn valuable skills! If you are a student there is also the possibility of getting credit for your time at the farm at your home university and the projects welcomes researchers as well as volunteers.

As part of the sustainable farming project, you will partake in all the processes of cacao production, from planting and mulching to fermenting and drying as well as nursery management. The cacao is sold locally as either raw cacao or as cacao balls. The cacao on the farm is grown in an entirely artificially created agroforestry system, with many species. The system is designed to closely imitate the ecological functions of a completely intact ecosystem in an arboreal architecture that closely resembling the rainforest that originally grew here.

Tagesablauf

Some of the day-to-day activities you might take part in are

  • Planting seeds, mulching, harvesting, and drying cacao beans.
  • Assisting researchers in their work with various rare strains of cacao.
  • Maintaining and developing the genetic seed bank.
  • Learning about applied biodiversity in sustainable agroforestry.
  • Establishing nurseries on the farm or in local communities.

This is a very flexible project, which can cater to your personal project and interests if you wish to arrange for a prolonged stay. As a researcher, you will be largely self-directed, but there are always opportunities to take part in the activities on the farm. The farm forms an excellent base for students of agriculture, agroforestry, botany, biology, tropical ecology, ornithology, herpetology and permaculture.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Hire a kayak  and paddle the Joe Taylor Creek for some good birdwatching, or kayak the coastline around town and north to the Rio Grande or south to Orange Point. 

Snorkel at the Snake Cayes or fish in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, just north of Punta Gorda Town.

Dive at the Sapodilla Cayes at the southern hook of the Belize barrier reef.

Visit PG's market on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Many vendors travel into PG from the outlying Toledo villages, selling mainly locally grown fruits and vegetables. Keep an eye out for homemade chocolate, and copal incense.

Cycle south-west to Boom Creek Village and cool off in the Moho River.

Water Sports
Swimming
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Hiking
Sports

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
No previous experience is required but you are expected to be passionate about the project!
Ability to take part in physical labour in a tropical climate.
Necessary vaccinations
Full travel & medical insurance.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Global Nomadic
  • all food
  • accommodation
  • in-country support
  • project activities
  • transport from the local town to the project HQ.
We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport for an additional $50 USD. The location of the project is very remote and there are no roads leading to the farm itself. Access is by either canoe along the river or by trail. Once you have confirmed your place you will be given assistance to arrange your airport transfer.

Unterkunft

Accommodation is rustic but beautiful and there are plenty of communal areas to socialize with other participants, or just chill out after a hard day’s work. All buildings on the farm have electricity provided by renewable energy. The farm has satellite Internet powered by renewable energy, which is available at certain hours of the day. Internet access is provided free to all visitors with their own wireless equipped laptops.

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

As an intern you will eat all your meals family-style together with the rest of the people on the farm. 

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Punta Gorda (PND) in Punta Gorda. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Belize zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Belize bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Belize antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Belize überprüfen.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Project is ongoing, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 24 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 750
4 Wochen
$ 1,000
8 Wochen
$ 1,800
12 Wochen
$ 2,600
16 Wochen
$ 3,400
20 Wochen
$ 4,200
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 5,000
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 292 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Global Nomadic wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Global Nomadic während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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