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From Ecotherapy Retreats to Market-Based Poverty Initiatives

By: Tiana Reid - Published:
Agricultural social enterprises use the environment and people in order to create positive change. Whether it's in farmer communities or urban food deserts, the themes here range from poverty alleviation and job creation to chocolate products and business-minded non-profit organizations all around the world.

Interestingly enough, one of these agricultural social enterprises that stands out from the crowd is Jamie's Farm, an organization that uses agriculture not as means of income creation, economic development and food production but rather as a means of therapy. Located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, Jamie's Farm targets youth who are having trouble at school and it's something like a teacher-selected camp in which teenagers do agriculture-based tasks and also tend to some of the farm animals that are on site.