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One Harvest

East Asia

Establish a research and training center to help local farmers learn natural and organic farming practices.

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Project Details


  • Project Description:

    Improve the lives of local farmers, families, and communities one harvest at a time. Most small shareholder farmers can’t plan for the future simply because they do not know how to preserve their land’s fertility. They live one harvest at a time. This opportunity offers these farmers training in basic soil and crop management practices to protect the health of their land and families for generations to come.

    A new research and training center will empower local farmers, teaching them organic and natural-farming techniques that will preserve and regenerate the health of their soils. They will learn to use local resources to produce farm inputs such as natural fertilizers, pest controls, and animal feed. These sustainable agriculture practices will help their farms thrive for generations. Your gift will establish a research and training center in a local community, so farmers can learn these practices through hands-on training. Doors will open for the gospel to reach families and the community through the relationships built at each training.

    Your gift will establish training and research centers that focus on natural and organic farming practices for farmers in tropical and subtropical areas. The centers will focus on locally grown fruits and vegetables, including mangoes, dragon fruit, lemons, avocados, peppers, rice, and leafy greens. The center will also educate farmers in animal husbandry practices.

  • Cultural Information:

    More than eighteen languages are spoken in this area, and the culture is as diverse as the number of languages. The one constant among most of the people groups is fear. They fear the local spirits that they worship; they fear losing their harvest to typhoons or pests; most of all they fear not being able to provide for their children's future. In bondage to fear and with their entire livelihood tied up in each harvest, these farmers need to know the good news of the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.

  • Geographic Information:

    This project is located in an area known for hot, humid summers, mild winters and  monsoon weather from July to October. 

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Gifts will be used as follows:

  • $50   - Chickens and ducks for training center
  • $50   - Seeds and seedling supplies for test crops
  • $75   - Training materials provided to farmers.
  • $100 - Scholarship for farmers to attend two-day training.
  • $100 - Scholarships for children to attend farm camps.
  • $150 - Composting materials
  • $250 - Vermicompost system (worms for composting)
  • $500 - Chicken and duck coups
  • $600 - Shredder for making compost 
  • $750 - Water pump and fixtures
  • $800 - Small tiller for test plots
  • $1000 - Equipment to train on soil amendments.
  • $1000 - Soil and plant testing equipment
  • $1000 – 50 water filters for for distribution to needy families 
  • $2500 - Facility maintenance costs
  • $5000 - Training center rent for one year.
  • $5500 - Yearly pay for worker to manage research plots.
  • $6000 - Yearly pay for worker to manage training center.
  • $15,000 - Land rental for training center (three years)

 You can also donate by check

  • Write check to IMB
  • Include project name on memo line

Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230

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Pray that farmers will have hearts and minds that are receptive to the gospel. 


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