Permaculture is an effective design for self-sufficient communities using sustainable, environmentally sound principals. IDEP works at a grassroots level to train people to become self-reliant using local resources. Villagers can attain food security while learning to create and implement short, medium and long term strategies to rebuild their environment and economies.
Permaculture is the most important aspect on disaster mitigation efforts because it increases community awareness on the importance of sustainability in their natural environment.
One of the practices in permaculture is home gardening, and it can be applicable to answer the economic and food security needs of disaster survivors.
The result of this program is a secure food supply in a disaster-affected community, one that fulfills the need for nutritious food for the family. In this program, home gardens of community residents are maximally utilized with efficient design that can produce a high quality, organic farm, thus reducing community expenditures made to buy outside produce.
After the community passes through the recovery process, home gardens will become economically viable and will increase the welfare of the community on an economic level.
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