Category: Permaculture Projects

Use of permaculture under salinity and drought conditions

Jordan is an arid country with limited water resources. The available renewable fresh water resources dropped drastically to an annual per capita share of 155 m3 in recent years compared to 3400 m3/cap/year in 1946. It is considered also as one of the 10 poorest countries worldwide in water resources (Countries with less than 500 m3/capita/year are regarded as having “absolute scarcity”). In 2004, the total water use in Jordan […]

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Ground-based action funding

Due to an inspiring collaboration between Rainforest Information Centre and Permaculture Research Institute teaching a permaculture design certificate course in Australia, a surplus profit of $AUS1, 500 we have been able to direct towards permaculture extension in Jordan. The same amount was also directed to a Rainforest Information Centre in Ecuador. Five women actively involved in permaculture home garden development in Jawfa and Jawasari, poor Palestinian refugee villages in the […]

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Rebuilding of Kandal Village in Iraq with Permaculture design and strawbale housing

Resettlement of IDPs in Kandal Village in Makhmur District through training of building alternative houses (strawbale), rehabilatation of their water system, provide basic livelihood elements for income generation; and generally educating the community on sustainable design systems and income generation using the science of Permaculture (Permanence in Culture). Project Summary Counterpart International proposes to initiate the resettlement of 34 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs), currently residing in temporary shelters […]

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Much with Little: A Central American Journey with Sustainable Harvest International By Scott Vlaun

I’m standing on a hillside so steep that I feel if I stumble in the loose soil, I’ll tumble down to the bottom. The heat is oppressive. We’re all soaked with sweat after an hour and a half drive on a rutted dirt track and another couple of hours of hiking through the hills to visit these remote farms tucked away on steep, marginal land in north central Honduras. The […]

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Strawbale building manual for Kandal Village project Iraq

Counterpart International proposes to initiate the resettlement of 52 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs), currently residing in temporary shelters in the village of Kandal Yarmija in Makhmur District, Erbil Governorate, Iraq. The project, IDP Return and Resettlement in Makhmur, will be accomplished through a three-pronged approach, one, the training of IDP laborers in the building of straw-bale housing structures and also on earth works that serves as water reservoir […]

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