Food Security

Empowering farmers to produce-- and preserve-- more.

Request a training or visit GEC can deliver tailored training, capacity building and demonstrations to nonprofits, government, businesses and schools. We also welcome members of the public to arrange a visit and tour of GEC.
Find out more Explore GEC by reading our year-end report for more information on our programs.
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Buy our products GEC sells a variety of food products including Mak Mao (forest blackcurrant) wine, passion fruit juice, pineapple jelly, banana chips, and various types of jam. These are available for purchase, along with handmade goods crafted by shelter residents, at our Dream Weaver shop in Pakse.

Green Earth Centre

Set on 40 hectares of land in the Lao Ngam district in southern Laos, VFI’s Green Earth Centre (GEC) was established in 2009 as a sustainable agricultural training facility and demonstration center. GEC provides trainings to community members in eight surrounding villages totaling more than 1,200 people, as well as to nonprofits, governments, businesses, and schools. GEC also provides vocational training to trafficking survivors, and their families, who are interested in developing agricultural production skills. GEC trainings focus not only on agricultural practices, but also on connecting farmers to local markets and on processing, distributing, and marketing agroforestry products, which increases farmers’ financial security. Our experts instruct villagers in the following areas: Small livestock raising Organic farming techniques Mushroom farming Integrated pest management Processing and marketing agroforestry products
Showcasing Sustainability GEC strives to exemplify sustainable farming practices in action. We follow no-waste farming practices, use zero chemicals, and collect rainwater for crop irrigation to minimize our environmental impact.
Photography by Samantha Nieman and VFI staff © Village Focus International 2017
Increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural products is key to improving the nutrition and livelihoods of villagers across Laos. However, it is equally important to do so in a way that preserves natural resources for use by future generations. VFI’s Green Earth training centre gives Lao farmers the resources and knowledge to farm sustainably and thus increase their livelihood opportunities and incomes.
© Village Focus International 2017 Photos by Samantha Nieman and VFI staff

Food Security

Green Earth Centre

Set on 40 hectares of land in the Lao Ngam district in southern Laos, VFI’s Green Earth Centre (GEC) was established in 2009 as a sustainable agricultural training facility and demonstration center. GEC provides trainings to community members in eight surrounding villages totaling more than 1,200 people, as well as to nonprofits, governments, businesses, and schools. GEC also provides vocational training to trafficking survivors, and their families, who are interested in developing agricultural production skills. GEC trainings focus not only on agricultural practices, but also on connecting farmers to local markets and on processing, distributing, and marketing agroforestry products, which increases farmers’ financial security. Our experts train villagers in the following areas: Small livestock raising Organic farming techniques Mushroom farming Integrated pest management Processing and marketing agroforestry products
Buy our products GEC sells a variety of food products including Mak Mao (forest blackcurrant) wine, passion fruit juice, pineapple jelly, banana chips, and various types of jam. These are available for purchase, along with handmade goods crafted by shelter residents, at our Dream Weaver shop in Pakse.
Request a training or visit GEC can deliver tailored training, capacity building and demonstrations to nonprofits, government, businesses and schools. We also welcome members of the public to arrange a visit and tour of GEC.
Find out more Explore GEC by reading our year-end report for more information on our programs.
READ READ
Increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural products is key to improving the nutrition and livelihoods of villagers across Laos. However, it is equally important to do so in a way that preserves natural resources for use by future generations. VFI’s Green Earth training centre gives Lao farmers the resources and knowledge to farm sustainably and thus increases their livelihood opportunities and incomes.
Showcasing Sustainability GEC strives to exemplify sustainable farming practices in action. We follow no-waste farming practices, use zero chemicals, and collect rainwater for crop irrigation to minimize our environmental impact.
© Village Focus International 2017 Photos by Samantha Nieman and VFI staff

Food Security

Empowering farmers to produce-- and preserve--

more.

Request a training or visit GEC can deliver tailored training, capacity building and demonstrations to nonprofits, government, businesses and schools. We also welcome members of the public to arrange a visit and tour of GEC.
Find out more Explore GEC by reading our year- end report for more information on our programs.
READ READ
Buy our products GEC sells a variety of food products including Mak Mao (forest blackcurrant) wine, passion fruit juice, pineapple jelly, banana chips, and various types of jam. These are available for purchase, along with handmade goods crafted by shelter residents, at our Dream Weaver shop in Pakse.

Green Earth Centre

Set on 40 hectares of land in the Lao Ngam district in southern Laos, VFI’s Green Earth Centre (GEC) was established in 2009 as a sustainable agricultural training facility and demonstration center. GEC provides trainings to community members in eight surrounding villages totaling more than 1,200 people, as well as to nonprofits, governments, businesses, and schools. GEC also provides vocational training to trafficking survivors, and their families, who are interested in developing agricultural production skills. GEC trainings focus not only on agricultural practices, but also on connecting farmers to local markets and on processing, distributing, and marketing agroforestry products, which increases farmers’ financial security. Our experts train villagers in the following areas: Small livestock raising Organic farming techniques Mushroom farming Integrated pest management Processing and marketing agroforestry products
Showcasing Sustainability GEC strives to exemplify sustainable farming practices in action. We follow no-waste farming practices, use zero chemicals, and collect rainwater for crop irrigation to minimize our environmental impact.
Increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural products is key to improving the nutrition and livelihoods of villagers across Laos. However, it is equally important to do so in a way that preserves natural resources for use by future generations. VFI’s Green Earth training centre gives Lao farmers the resources and knowledge to farm sustainably and thus increase their livelihood opportunities and incomes.