Daba Mountain Ecology and Poverty Research Council was established in February of 2004 at Bazhong City of Sichuan province. The organization aims to protect ecosystem, reduce poverty and improve community capacity. The following was first
We have been working with rural communities for over 30 years. I remember back in February 2004 we had just established Daba Mountain Ecology and Poverty Research Council and launched the Yaopoli Village Health Project. Within 2 years, 3 units of housing was established, including running water and electricity for 65 households. We also constructed 1 kilometer of road and built a health clinic for villagers. Looking back, I still remember the details of the project. Just getting through the steep cliffs seemed daunting enough. The successful implementation of this project left us with such a great sense of accomplishment. We were able to help the community become more organized and sustainable, while protecting the natural ecosystem.
Daba Mountain Ecology and Poverty Research Council was established in February of 2004 at Bazhong City of Sichuan province. The organization aims to protect ecosystem, reduce poverty and improve community capacity.
On January 27, 2014, the Daba Mountain Ecology and Poverty Research Council put together a cooking workshop for two rural communities. 25 participants were trained in cooking techniques, equipment management, and safety and sanitation in the kitchen.
Hundreds of recipes from the community were collected (including ingredients and dish name). After surveying the ingredients, the participants made over 30 courses of fine dishes. The activity was interesting, interactive, and practical and promoted food safety, cooking skills and community building.
Original article written by Aiju Chang, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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