Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing

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Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing
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Community Name: Belize
Country: Belize
Volunteer(s) Name: E Wilkinson
Volunteer(s) Homestate: California
Funds community contributed: 11, 350.00
PPCP #: 535-137
Year of project approval: 2005
Projects started in Belize 2005 (5).
Crique Sarco Primary School Computer Lab, Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize), Water Pump Replacement Belize
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Other Projects in Belize (9).
Crique Sarco Primary School Computer Lab, Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing, Independence Village Housing Reconstruction, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Maya Mountain View Playground, Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize), Summer Environmental Workshop, Village Market, Water Pump Replacement Belize
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Info about the Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing

The Organic Agricultural & Cattle Cooperative was developed after Hurricane Kevin hit Belize in 2000. The Cooperative¿s mission is: to continue the member¿s heritage of producing organically grown crops and organic cattle for a healthy Belize. The Community of Crooked Tree was founded 300 years ago. Since then they have maintained a traditional life style of organic subsistence farming, cattle husbandry and fishing. Cattle have been allowed to roam the area as they graze. This has caused numerous problems including health problems due to manure contaminating water to individuals being hurt by cattle. Recently, jaguars have been seen near the village hunting calves and cows and placing people in danger as well. The Organic Agricultural & Cattle Cooperative plans to develop 167 acres of land into rotating grazing pastures. The land will be divided into four parts and cattle will be rotated between the four pastures. The Cooperative is requesting Partnership assistance to hire a bulldozer to clear the 167 acres. The community will provide the 167 acres, the clean-up labor and a cash contribution.

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