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Sustainable agriculture

Every year Yayasan Holi'ana'a works with vocational schools to educate students majoring in agriculture and animal husbandry in practical and sustainable agricultural frameworks, such as organic farming methods, SRI rice and secondary crop cultivation. YH accepts around 75 students each semester to live and learn at our Livelihood Training Centre for 3-4 months.

In addition to learning organic agriculture, these students are also introduced to the basic principles of leadership and global issues, including gender rights, disaster risk reduction and climate change. These students are expected to become both efficient and responsible professional farmers and inspiring community leaders on Nias, and beyond. 

To hear some of the students' inspiring stories, check out the short film below