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Projects

Water

Wasser

A dam and numerous wells help relieve the shortage of sufficient and clean water.

Agriculture

Landwirtschaft

Farm cooperatives are supported in many ways on their path to economic independence.

Education

Bildung

Building of schools, free school meals and assistance to gifted pupils are an investment in young people's development.

Research

Forschung

All projects are accompanied by research, the results of which are incorporated in practical work in the field.

Renewable Energies

Erneuerbare Energien

This new economic sector will create new sources of income, permit electrification and support environmental protection.

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Rice Cultivation

Rice production in the rainy season

The rice is cultivated by 2000 farmers and their families in small-scale cooperatives. All in all, there is an area of ​​about 500 hectares of land available (as of 2018).

The Dreyer Foundation is targeting to extend the rice cultivation area to 2000 hectares by 2021. In the long term, the growing area should be extended to over 4000 hectares by 2025. The productivity increased from 1–2 tons per hectare in the past to 5–6 tons per hectare a season. It is aimed to achieve the same crop yields on the expanded areas.

reisanbau

As rice processing plays an important role for the revenues, the Dreyer Foundation is engaged in a project for rice husking and parboiling. The considerable amount of energy required for the rice processing (husking, parboiling, storage and packaging) is generated by the large solar thermal steam plant.