Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP)

Ongoing
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Provincial
January 1, 2006
March 1, 2020
USD 231,000
Christi Huizinga
Director of Development & Marketing
Email: christi@plantwithpurpose.org
Phone: 858-274-3718

Project Information

In Thailand, Plant With Purposeā€™s local partner Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP) is transforming the lives of rural farming families through environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Partnering with ethnic minorities in Northern Thailand, UHDP is equipping families as they face serious challenges to survival. Decreasing access to farmland leaves poor, subsistence farmers with only degraded hillsides to eke out a living. Since UHDP began working in Thailand, farmers have planted more than 160,000 trees to restore fertility to the land, protect soil against erosion, and produce nutritious crops for families to eat and sell. Community forestry is protecting existing forest. UHDP is training and equipping 15 savings-and-loan groups as well as partnering with 20 local churches.

Complementary Information

Activities

Activities include training for rural farmers in sustainable techniques such as organic fertilizers, agroforestry, reforestation efforts, soil conservation, family gardens, and rainwater harvesting. Support is also provided for savings-led microfinance groups, and building of church leadership.


Project Locations

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

Main Implementer

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