As the EEN ambassador, I visit places all over the world to find “Let’s BEAR” examples, matching the EEN slogan, Be Empowered with Available Resources. Library BEAR is a collection of those examples. I hope that you will get some ideas with which you can empower yourself, your organization, community, region, and country.
I like handicrafts ‘beary’ much because handmade products give me a warm feeling. Producers’ warm hearts, hard work, creativity, local traditions – I can see and feel all those things through their handmade products. In this section, I will introduce various handicrafts businesses that I found all over the world. Those who make unique handicrafts are (Be) Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!
Food & Agriculture
We eat many kinds of food every day in our lives. A lot of food is produced through agricultural activities. Agriculture relies on natural resources. We should preserve the natural environment and respect agricultural workers. In this section, I will introduce various kinds of agribusinesses and effective approaches to sustaining income-generating activities related to food and agriculture. You will see how rural people are (Be) Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!
Rural Development & Tourism
In this section, I would like to introduce successful examples of rural development strategies from around the world. One village should have at least one village development plan. The village’s economic development should be sustained by locally rooted products. Let’s see what plans have been made in various villages. Also, what products they have made, how they have marketed those products, and how they have been (Be) Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!
In this section, I would like to introduce simple examples of value-added products that I “bear” by myself or that I learned how to make somewhere. These examples will give you some hints on how to create value added products with resources available at hand. I hope the information here will be useful for you to Be Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!