Greenfield Foundation

According to the World Bank, the Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades....One fifth of the world’s population is threatened by the impacts of global desertification. Its effects can be seen all over the world, be it in Asia, the Sahel, Latin America, throughout North America or along the Mediterranean. Today, a third of the earth's surface is threatened by desertification, which adds up to an area of over 4 billion hectares of the planet.....Rising global temperatures are expected to raise sea level, and change precipitation and other local climate conditions.... Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies.... It has created severa drought conditions....It could also affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems.... Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and features of some of our National Parks and Forests may be permanently altered....

Our Mission.

Combating Starvation and Deforestation Worldwide...

 

Creating employment for women in the rural areas

under Social Forestry Program

by introducing

Solar/Wind powered portable greenhouse for reforestation

            

 

THE PARTNERS:

AquaGreen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad and Greenfield Hydroponics Systems Inc, Toronto, Canada are manufacturing and marketing US & Canadian patented solar powered portable greenhouse to grow seedlings of various types of trees  and by hydroponics systems.

Greenfield Foundation, a Public Trust is appointed as a NGO to train farmers and users of the technology and implement turn-key projects developed by Greenfield Hydroponics Systems Inc.; and AquaGreen Biotech Pvt. Ltd. to create employment.

Forest Department & Social Welfare Department of Gujarat State.

THE PROJECT:

AquaGreen Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad / Greenfield Hydroponics Systems Inc., Canada, is a supplier of Solar powered portable greenhouse,  required pots and  hand tools etc. Model GF1000 has the capacity of growing one million seedlings per annum,

We at GREENFIELD FOUNDATION are here to protect the forest, to represent and support the forest sector, and assist and to speak in government for citizens and citizen groups that are involved and concerned about the future of the forests.

We will select two types of trees for re-forestation program: (1) Trees for the development of forests (2) Trees for construction work, burning wood etc., (3) Fruit trees to create income.

Potting and planting can be done manually, which can be a part of social forestry program to generate employment for women mainly in the rural areas. Re-plantation can be done only after certain amount of moisture is build up in the forest soil.

Seedlings will be grown in the portable greenhouse. After the root structure is developed, the treys will be moved to growing area in solar photovoltaic powered shade house and will be placed on the transportation carts till the monsoon arrives.

Greenfield Foundation  will provide necessary training, administrative tools to other NGOs or Greenfield Foundation will employ women both for growing seedlings and for re-plantation.

INCOME:

Based on the finance available from the government departments, donations and income generated the hired employees / sub-contractor will earn minimum income of Rs. 50.00 (Fifty) per person, per working day.

BENEFIT:

- It will help protect environment and help solving global warming problem.

- Year around employment creation to help financially and motivate women in the rural areas.

- Combat deforestation and meet supply of wood for cooking

- Help generate income through sale of Carbon points, fruit, burning wood etc


AGRO FORESTRY:

Products and Services from Agro forestry Trees

Products

Services

  • timber

  • food

  • medicines

  • fibbers oils

  • cosmetics

  • fuel wood

  • fodder

  • fruit & nuts

  • poles

  • resins

  • mulch

  • providing food security

  • enhancing soil fertility

  • sequestering carbon

  • protecting biodiversity

  • controlling weeds

  • providing living fences

  • diversifying crop production

  • conserving soils

  • improving microclimates

  • demarcating boundaries

  • stabilizing watersheds

  • reclaiming degraded lands

  • providing renewable bio-energy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Turn-key projects available under Micro Finance

Goat Breeding- Rabbit breeding - Dairy farming - Vegetables -  Medicinal plants - Reforestation - Beekeeping

 

Links:

VEGETABLES   SPROUT SALAD BAR   GOAT BREEDING    DAIRY FARMING 

NEW  EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLY      NEW   OZONE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM   

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Greenfield Foundation

Public Trust Reg. No.: F - 6557 / 1998

3, Pratapkunj Society, Vasna, Oppo. Sarkhej Road Post Office, Ahmedabad 380 007, Gujarat, India

Phone: (91-79) 266 34101   e-mail: info@greenfield-ngo.org


  Projects Developed by: Greenfield Hydroponics Systems Inc. Toronto, Canada ● AquaGreen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, India

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