UHDP Small Farm and Agroforestry Resource Center
From the 14-acre Small Farm Resource Center, UHDP evaluates and demonstrates often overlooked appropriate technologies related to sustainable rural development for resource-poor hilltribe people. With goals of helping to increase upland food sufficiency in addition to equipping hilltribe partners in the sustainable utilization and conservation of surrounding biodiverse tropical forests, opportunities for training and exchange are continually offered at the UHDP Center. Each year, hundreds of trainees and visitors, including hilltribe farmers, technicians from regional development projects, Thai students as well as international students and volunteers, spend from a few hours to a few months at the UHDP Center.
Time for a group shot during an excursion to Uncle Tisae’s agroforest.
Additionally, plant and animal breeding stock are produced at the center in support of community-based sustainable agricultural activities. Much of the plant breeding stock includes increasingly rare native forest species that are needed to supplement UHDP’s village agroforestry programming. Ultimately, this effort equips hilltribe communities to sustainably produce their own seedlings and other agroforest products.
Besides the evaluation and demonstration of livestock, as well as field and forest crop production systems, the UHDP center has facilities for meetings and trainings and can accommodate lodging for up to 50 short- and long-term trainees and guests.
Resource Center activity
UHDP Small Farm and Agroforestry Resource Center Services:
- Dorm accommodations – (50 people)
- Accommodation (Bunk House-2 big rooms, Adobe House 60%-2 rooms with kitchen, Adobe House 40%-2 rooms with kitchen, Wooden House-2 rooms, Red House-1 bedroom with sitting area and kitchen, Guest Room-1 room, tent area
- Meeting rooms (big hall 100 people and small room 20 people)
- Meals (local food, ordinary food)
- Training/Educational Program – Exposure trip, Field Visit about “Upland Community Holistic development” (no practical); within UHDP center and/or to our target villages– Cooking Forest and Local Food– Natural dye, sewing with small machine– Training on Project Cycle Management and other community development principles and methodologies– Activities for children and family; Bird Watching, Organic Farming, Seed savings, Food from the forest, Building Adobe house
-Short and long term volunteer and internship
For more information regarding services provided by the UHDP Resource Center contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
UHDP Resource Center Library
The following are booklets related to sustainable agricuture produced by UHDP. Click on the cover to open a PDF of each booklet and to download a free copy.
Training Curriculum (pdf format)