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Scarcity to Abundance, Death to Life: An Indian Story of FAITH Garden Success
Presented By: Sunil Johns Klavara
Event: Asia Pacific Sustainable Agriculture & Community Development Conference (2018-02-06)
Speaker Bio: Sunil Johns Klavara is a graduate of Philosophy and has 26 years of experience working with Community Development projects and NGOs. He is the grandson of a village farmer, whose father continued farming even after becoming a Government Education Superintendent. Sunil facilitated the training of 120 grass root level workers in income generation skills in 2004. Sunil contacted several organizations and individuals and felt the need to initiate a training program for the same purpose. In 2006, he founded an organization Storehouse India together with his wife Dr. Manjula, who is an Ophthalmologist. Sunil has bee in partnership with the SEED Project since 2005. So far, more than 1,000 community workers have received training under Storehouse India, influencing communities across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
Abstract: FAITH gardens put food on many tables across India, Nepal, and Bhutan. FAITH can provide simple tools to fight malnutrition, stop migration, prevent trafficking, and achieve zero hunger. The 10 steps of FAITH garden become the 10 keys to producing food in open land near the house or in containers and even vertical spaces. He will discuss backyard odourless poultry production with dual purpose R.I.R. chicken fee for added nutrition. Rain water harvesting using plastic lined ponds for keeping enough fish for the family, in addition to storing the water for the dry summer season. The FAITH garden concept has spread widely in extremely difficult places and conflict zones due to its easy adaptability and minimum physical labour involved.