The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. There are more than 805 million people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world. Population growth will require an approximately increase of 60 percent in food production. As food production mainly depends on soils, it is important to keep them healthy and productive.
[ePrayer – Pray for the development of Mon villages in Myanmar]
Give thanks for a smooth visit into Mon villages by CEDAR staff and three overseas trainers who conducted training on Watershed management & Agro-forestry and production of EM (Effective Micro-organisms). Based on findings and discussion from the training, we will present result to advocate at higher level. In the past 5 years, local villagers observed there is an obvious decrease in water level and volume at different water sources which are caused by logging and gold mining activities by the business groups. CEDAR and local partner will continue to facilitate local villagers in planting of trees, protection of water source, and give environmental conservation lessons to students at the new school.
Pray for the development of Mon villages in Myanmar
Pray for wisdom and discernment of local partner and villagers as they implement watershed management and agro-forestry activities and lobbying work.
Pray that local peace leader will make a balance on economic development and management of natural resources.