Sustainable Livelihood & Resilience
According to the National Bureau of Statistics “Migrant Workers Survey Report 2020”, there are 285.6 million migrant workers in China in 2020 and 59.4% (169.59 million) of these workers leave their township to find employment. Many of them are parents who have to leave home in order to provide for their families, and their children suffer the pain of separation and grow up in conditions where they lack parental care. Although parents are aware of the profound impact this has on their children, they are forced to take such steps due to livelihood challenges.
In our eco-agriculture projects, World Vision provides farmers with the opportunity to learn about eco-agriculture farming, environmental protection and food safety, so that they can create a sustainable healthy environment for children. We use the Local Value Chain Development Project Model (LVCD) to help farmers increase their income, develop marketing strategies that are based on market and consumer demands, and expand their market network for agriculture products. This enables more parents to accompany, protect and support their children’s growth and development.
This approach is also in line with the government’s policy to revitalize and accelerate the modernization of the agriculture sector in rural areas. The target is for rural areas to transition to eco-friendly farming and living, reduce the use of herbicide and pesticide, and significantly improve the ecological environment by 2025. Besides that, the government is pushing for development in green agriculture, increased support and stronger collaborations to raise the quality of farming.
Our Goal: Parents or caregivers can provide sustainable living environments for children
- Communities can provide for the needs of children.
- Communities have the capacity to protect and rehabilitate the environment.
- Communities and schools are equipped to respond to disasters.
To develop sustainable livelihoods:
- Establish community-based groups to manage economic activities.
- Enhance community’s awareness and understanding about eco-agriculture farming.
- Equip farmers with knowledge, skills and tools to start eco-agriculture farming.
- Establish access to potential markets.
To improve the ecological environment:
- Enhance students' awareness and understanding about environmental protection.
- Equip schools and students with knowledge, skills and tools to cultivate habits that contribute to the environment protection.
- Equip communities and schools with tools to generate renewable energy.
In 2020, World Vision's Sustainable Livelihood & Resilience projects impacted the lives of 58,000 people.
- Conducted disaster risk reduction exercises in communities and schools, benefiting 4,164 people.
- Carried out environmental protection activities (energy saving, waste sorting and disposal, create awareness, etc.), benefiting 1,688 people.
- Conducted income generating and eco-agriculture trainings, benefiting 125 people.