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Welcome to WWOOFLK

What is WWOOFLK?

WWOOFLK is a group of young volunteers who are interested and working in organic agriculture in Sri Lanka. We wish to provide opportunities for volunteers all around the world (WWOOFers) to learn about organic farming, food and ways of life in Sri Lanka. In doing so we hope to bring people together in sharing common human values and thinking. WWOOFLK also seek to provide helping hands to farmers in Sri Lanka who engage themselves in and promote organic agriculture within the country. WWOOFLK is an exchange programme to volunteer help in exchange for food, accommodation and learning.

Aims of WWOOFLK

1. Promotion of organic agricultural systems and providing assistance to implement them practically
2. Building linkages between national and international groups and individuals who are engaged in organic agriculture
3. Providing new learning and training opportunities for people who are interested in organic agriculture
4. Collection and distribution of various resources on organic agriculture

What we can offer

Sri Lanka is a country with a very rich history in agriculture which runs more than 2500 years back. Therefore, many local farmers still hold a great deal of knowledge on sustainable agricultural practices which were both tradition and culture. Until the late 1960s the agriculture of the country was completely based on organic mechanisms.
Although the Green Revolution enforced towards the late 1960s sought to convert the agriculture of the country in to the chemical based model of agribusiness there still exist a large number of organizations and farmers who are practicing and promoting organic agriculture successfully. WWOOFLK has close linkages with 05 national level organizations and farmer movements who promote organic agriculture island wide. We also have individual farmer members who engage themselves in organic agriculture too. The experiences can be varied from large scale organic farming to small scale home gardening. From vegetable cultivations to paddy cultivation and mixed cropping too.
We will offer a unique opportunity for WWOOFer volunteers to experience these farming methods and the culture and living styles of the rural farmers in Sri Lanka.

Membership

We welcome volunteers both local and overseas as WWOOFer members on application adhering to WWOOFer ethics and principles.
We operate as a non profit volunteer organization. Therefore, we do not charge any membership fee.
Volunteers, members, organizations or individuals willing to provide support financially or in kind for the development of farms and organizations are most welcome.

Visa

WWOOFLK cannot issue any document to obtain visas on behalf of volunteers. Applicants should apply for tourist visas.

Liabilities
WWOOFLK will make every effort to ensure the security and Good health of with us. However, applicants are advised to have their own health cover since we are not in a position to provide then with health insurance.