An island exploration programme in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Farm to Fork programme is a week-long excursion for students from different social and cultural backgrounds to explore the rich biodiversity of the islands while also experiencing the culture and story of the Karen community that has made the islands their home for over 90 years. Sustenance practices of the Karens such as making a full meal using mostly locally farmed and sourced ingredients will allow students the opportunity to better understand the concept of Farm-to-Fork.
This programme aims to allow students explore the abundant island ecology and the traditional way of life it offers. It aims to illustrate the Farm to Fork concept, an experiential idea that brings together environmental awareness, local food rules and nutrition, and the ethics of living off the land in a simple, sustainable manner. This experiential program is designed on the premise that experiential learning is not as an alternative way to widen academic understanding, but a fundamental educational necessity that aids in the development of responsible citizens.
Sensitisation to the settler history of the Karen community in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Participation in farming activities such as harvesting, threshing and winnowing rice
Traditional craft-making with members of the Karen community
Community cooking and sharing a traditional meal with members of the community
Exploring the natural ecosystems of the islands - inter-tidal zones, rainforests, mangroves and marine systems
Display of versatility, adaptability and a sense of exploration to their new surroundings.
Increased curiosity and knowledge about the Karen and their practices.
Understanding the importance of labour and ties to their land and other resources for sustenance; Increased appreciation, sensitivity and respect towards the values and traditions of others.
Prices vary depending on group strength, age group, and duration. For institutional enquiries, please click the link below for a customised itinerary and price or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.