Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

  • Energy Farming to Combat Climate Change

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    Energy Farming refers to the sustainable cultivation of crops that provide green energy, most notably biofuel—crops like sunflower, castor, Jatropha, and Pongamia. As the cost of petroleum rises, the need for alternative sources of energy becomes more urgent. Energy Farming empowers rural farmers to enter …

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  • Preview: October 15, 2009

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    On October 15, 2009, the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian blog will participate in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an international event where thousands of blog writers from around the world spend the day writing about a single issue — this year the focus is …

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  • Energy Farming Techniques

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    The Himalayan Institute’s Energy Farming program utilizes organic and biovedic land cultivation techniques. By avoiding chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the Energy Farming program is able to grow healthy crops while improving the fertility of the soil. Some of these techniques that are currently in use …

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  • It’s a Girl! The HI Cameroon Family Expands

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    Congratulations to Sylvia and Gisleng Folaven on their beautiful baby girl! Shanti Folaven was born at 5:58 AM on the morning of September 7th. She weighed 6lbs 6oz. Sylvia was up and walking around just a few minutes after the delivery. The baby is also …

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  • Internal Growth To Support Community Development

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    On Monday August 29th, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon held the first of a series of meetings and events that will result in an organizational overhaul of its community center operations. The goal of this reorganization is to make the center more efficient and more effective …

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  • Protecting the Pongamia Plantation

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    3,500 pongamia seedlings have been planted at the Himalayan Institute Energy Farming demonstration site at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement. The seedlings have been doing very well and are now about 3-4 feet tall. Once fully mature, the seeds from these trees will be used to …

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  • Alleviating Water Scarcity in Jakiri

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon with support from the Buffalo Arts Studio has been working to address water scarcity in rural Cameroon. November to April is the dry season in northern Cameroon – 6 months with hardly any rainfall. During this time, rivers dry up, municipal …

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  • HIC Spotlight: Eric Wirba

    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s major humanitarian initiatives, the remarkable stories of those responsible often go unreported. This section of the blog seeks to showcase the diverse range of backgrounds, talents, obstacles, and triumphs represented in our local staff and contacts. Eric …

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  • HIC Spotlight: Bannyuy Justine

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    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s major humanitarian initiatives, the remarkable stories of those responsible often go unreported. This section of the blog seeks to showcase the diverse range of backgrounds, talents, obstacles, and triumphs represented in our local staff and contacts. Bannyuy …

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  • Himalayan Institute Total Health Program

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    The Himalayan Institute’s Total Health Program is creating global solutions to health problems in rural communities by using a holistic approach. Chosen candidates for the program receive an in depth training in anatomy and physiology, Ayuveda, homeopathy, hygiene and sanitation, diet and nutrition, yoga therapy, …

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