Caring for the needs of the underprivileged through sustainable development

        We have had a small pig farm in S. China with a capacity of raising 70 -80 pigs in operation since Mar 2009.  This farm has been a pilot program for us to learn the techniques in raising and breeding pigs. In 2010 May, we were offered an additional 10 Chinese acres of friut orchards next to our existing farm. We are now able to have a total of 14 Chinese acres of land where we have our farm as a living classroom for the Yao villagers. Various groups from both inside and outside China are also welcomed so they can learn and experience how sustainable farming works and benefits our environment.

 

        It is our goal to make this farm into a place where the nearby Yao villagers  can learn environmentally sustainable ways of farming that will help to improve their livelihood and protect their environment.  We demonstrate in our farm:

 1. How to use pig waste to generate bio-gas to produce energy for our farm.
2. How to use bio-bed pig raising method to reduce pollution to the environment and produce healthier pigs.
3. How to grow fruits and vegetables using organic methods.  
We are also in the process of developing aquaponics and green house farming at our farm in order to give the Yao villagers inspiration to use these techniques in their own villages. 
 
            In 2010 we were able to finish the first phase of our expansion with the building of a new pig pen for breeding our own piglets for our "Pig Scheme Program".  The "Pig Scheme" project is a very important program we run throughout the year at the farm. This program has been able to help families with young widows with small children, husbands recovering from major sicknesses (often cancer survivers) and parents with sick children needing extra cash to pay the medical bills.These families need lots of help and encouragement! We help them to start raising piglets in their village home so they can sell for profit 4-6 months later. Our staff give vaccinations and advice to the families who are in the program. We also provide them with the support and encouragement they need.  You can help donate a piglet or two to a Yao family in this program and this will help them earn some extra income to send their children to school or pay for a medical bill.  Furthermore, these families will be able to learn how to raise pigs and breed them eventually so they are able to be on their own feet again.  
 
 
These are some of the families participating in the "Pig Scheme" Project.
Our organic vegetable garden - students always enjoy seeing and tasting the variety of vegetables we grow at the farm!
Bio Pig Bed is a great pig raising techology we are testing at the farm - it's able to raise healthier pigs with no smell, no waste and more disease resistant.  It lso saves water and man-power.  The utilized pig bed can be used as organic fertilizer for planting.