Biochar Kiln: Supporting Nepalese Farmers to Become Food Secure
Soil health is the core of food production. Soil health determines food health which determines human health. EWB Ireland will work with Farm Social to support 200 subsistence farmers in Nepal to create small enterprises. Farm Social introduces farmers to biochar kiln technology, which improves soil quality and overall crop yields. The kiln can be manufactured locally with minimal training, skills and materials, and is designed to burn organic waste to create a nutrient dense fertiliser.
We partnered with Field Ready and Nepal Communitere to fabricate an initial batch of 30 kilns at Fab Lab Kathmandu and the initial series of workshops have taken place with the local farming community facilitated by our training partner Sanskriti Farm & Research Centre.
This workshop focused on fuel selection; the process of making biochar and maintenance of the biochar kilns. Emissions tests and surveys will be conducted with the farmers following their trials to support data collection and research on the most efficient fuel sources which have the least environmental impact.
ARCC2030 – Achieving Resilient Cities & Communities
The cities and communities of the 21st Century face huge challenges in coping with climate change, energy demands, water and wastewater supply together with food and health considerations.
ARCC – Achieving Resilient Cities & Communities is a series of one-day conferences and workshops jointly hosted by DTC Research Group and EWB Ireland, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The first event took place in Dublin, Ireland in October 2018, followed by Ljubljana, Slovenia (ARCC2019) and future events will take place in Barcelona (ARCC2020)
These events are part of the European Union (EU) development education and awareness raising (DEAR) program (EuropeAid/ 151103/ DH/ ACT/ Multi) and the “Build Solid Ground Campaign” which aims to inform and actively engage EU citizens in actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.