Agroforestry

 

In order to encourage the emergence of a more diversified and environment friendly form of agricultural exploitation (versus the existing monocultures of cassava and eucalyptus), La Vie Vu Linh has initiated four years ago a project in fruit Agroforestry.

 

Using a method that reproduces what spontaneously happens in nature, our Agroforestry project may benefit from natural interactions between species, thus minimizing the need to use  extra contaminating inputs eg pesticides.

 

The goal is to show there are other ways of generating wealth than the soil and water harmful currently  prevailing monocultures. In the long term the hope is that this will lead the local  community to think of creating a floating fruit market on the lake , which would be quite a step in the environmental protection  direction.

 

This Project should  then bring to the local population vocational training possibilities, distribution channel for fruit sales, technical support and product quality control for everyone.

Over time, the villagers could supply additional labor force to the Project, new agricultural surfaces and even, progressively according to their resources, a financial participation.

The results from the planted surfaces in LaVieVuLinh (around 4000 sq. meters) clearly show that the species chosen (mango trees, papaya trees, grapefruit, orange trees, guava trees, longan trees …..) have well acclimated and reached the production phase (except for the orange trees which will need two more years). Unfortunately however due to lack of resources ( mainly to hire agronomic engineers and  other competent personnel) status in 2016 of the agropark is that it requires urgent cares and remediation actions to protect the little remaining from what has been obtained so far before trying to go into next development stage. With support from some of our sponsors this effort is under way since beginning of 2016.

In addition to its social and ecological impact the project may help economically the overall La Vie Vu Linh project through covering in future some 25% of the yearly fruits consumption of the Lodge.

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