Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing
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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.