Tree nurseries and field work for environmental conservation and agriculture

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

In this internship you will work on environmental conservation and agriculture. You should have prior knowledge in sustainable agriculture practices and climate change interventions this project could be a fit. Your tasks will be fairly hands-on and you will work in tree nurseries, gardens and fields.

The Sustainable Living Foundation (SULIFO) is a community based organization located in Lukindu, South Western Uganda. It is a small organization with four permanent staff members. SULIFO is committed to the topics of environmental conservation and climate change. Communities in the area are negatively impacted by the insufficient rainfalls. SULIFO’s focus lays on training communities in sustainable agricultural systems and practices. The organization also runs an agriculture training centre. Furthermore, it promotes income-generating activities. SULIFO works closely with local governance structures and other related non-governmental organizations.

Your tasks are related to environmental conservation. You will engage in tree nursery activities: you plant different tree species, prepare tree nursery beds, pot trees and create tree nursery shades. You will also exchange knowledge with the organization and get active in agriculture related topics. You will set up composite manure pits. SULIFO intends to put this manure to different gardens where fruits and vegetables will be grown. The plants also need to be taken care of. Your creativity will be appreciated in developing and creating irrigation systems. In one community garden, SULIFO additionally runs a collaboration with Slow Food Uganda in order to promote local and indigenous food varieties. Throughout your internship, you will work with a local intern.

The scheduled time period for the internship is three months between July and September 2017.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team is formed by a Czech and two German participants.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Ecology / environment

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study:  Agriculture

Field(s) of study: Agricultural / Forest science, Environmental sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental and Sustainable Resource Management

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and September 2017

Country: Uganda

Number of Participants: 3

Proposed by: Sustainable Living Foundation (SULIFO)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 11 (Sustainable economy), 13 (Environment)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1124

 

 

 

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