LEAP collaborates with local NGOs and social entrepreneurs serving rural farming communities towards realizing its vision of re-establishing people’s relationship with nature, and enhancing their land use. Program activities will be in the following areas:
LEAP activities support adequate use of land, reduction of land overuse, prevention of overgrazing, discouraging overexploitation of natural resources including forest, fauna, and flora.
Prevention of forest fires is of increasing importance, due to global warming trends and climate change. Building community awareness about reducing wildfire risks will be emphasized.
Reforestation activities will be encouraged.
Water and Soil
Enabling communities to use water resources more efficiently is among LEAP’s primary areas of focus in agriculture —harnessing non-conventional water resources, such as rainwater harvesting, spring catchment, and wastewater reuse; introducing water-efficient crops and farming practices; and adopting improved irrigation technologies. While they are not ongoing activities, the establishment of small dirt & mud embankments and rock-filled check dams will be encouraged throughout the land in order to plug ravines, reduce water run-off and contain water in catchment areas, and reduce soil erosion.
LEAP intends to establish “seed planting camps” where local children and youth are invited for a day to participate in seed planting camps. Various plant species will be spread during these camps for local children and youth. These camps are encouraged to be held in partnership with Agricultural Departments of different local universities, schools, and other local NGOs.