Wasantha story

We want to tell you about our commitment in Italy and worldwide bringing the voices of our projects’ beneficiaries’. The following one is the story of Wasantha, who lives in Atala village, in Sri Lanka, where we are implementing many different projects
Wasantha had been struggling with declining yields in recent years. In a training on organic farming given by Ecowave, she learned about the importance of regular pruning, mulching and compost making with cow-dung and leaf coverage. Wasantha is currently gaining most from her black pepper production but was able to diversify her portfolio through the introduction of ginger and turmeric. She would also like to learn about vanilla production, since so far, she has not been able to get her vanilla vines to produce any flowers. White pepper processing would also be something she would like to try. One day, her daughter’s husband will be taking over her farm, but until then she plans to increase her spice production in collaboration with Soulspice.
In the meantime she is trying to figure out a way to keep the monkeys off her delicious bananas! …

 
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Photo:
Marco Marucci
www.marcomarucci.com
Instagram: @marco_marucci

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