YUM’s community based projects aim to provide a better standard of living for those families living in poverty. YUM aims to create a foundation for long-term stability and growth by promoting cooperation between members of each community and show communities what can be achieved when they work together.
YUM’s agriculture project in Central Kalimantan was designed to improve the nutritional and economic situation of the local population, as well as to reverse the current deterioration of soil quality. The project aims to promote organic farming as a way to improve the health and nutrition of the surrounding community as well as improve their livelihoods.
Besides the trainings and implementation of home gardens in 7 villages in Bukit Batu, the project also focused on small animal husbandry, seed saving, verticulture, tree planting and small-scale agriculture.
Today the results have gone beyond expectations and have led to 500 families actively part of the homegarden program, 912 participants in the health and nutrition program and more than 350 families with fishponds and chicken. More than 340 families have started growing fruit trees and those who do not own land, grow vegetables using verticulture. Many families have also set up medicinal gardens as well as started growing moringa trees and azolla.