The Chereponi Farming Project started a new expansion phase at the beginning of March. Despite challenges, the first important milestone has been reached. Now it is time to wait for the rain. more…
Even an organically managed garden is not immune to pests, but we use natural means to maintain soil and plant health in our Gambian youth education project. Also for the benefit of consumers.
According to a UNICEF study, 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have regular access to clean water. Around 785 million people do not even have a basic supply of drinking water. People in rural areas are particularly affected. Today’s International Water Day draws attention to this.
The condition of the soil is essential for productive vegetable growth. We started a year and a half ago with a pH of 5.5 and not all vegetables had the quality we wanted. Today, our garden in The Gambia has a pH of 7.0, a great success.
It is not only about equal work, for example in agriculture, about equal pay for equal work performance, about fair distribution of property and income – it is also about the dissolution of so-called “men’s work” and “women’s work”. The trainees in our youth training project in The Gambia are demonstrating this. more…
Together with our partner organization Farming Development Organization and 400 farmers, we are starting the next phase of the Chereponi Farming Project. The project implements sustainability where it is needed – at the top of the field.
The corona virus has spread to Ghana and The Gambia – with consequences for our work in the regions. In this blogpost we will inform you about the rapidly changing developments.
In our projects, we rely on pulses in rotating cultivation of crops. They fix nitrogen in the soil and promote its fertility. On today’s World Pulses Day, we take a closer look at this magic crop in our projects.
The consequences of climate change are omnipresent. But most affected are those who are already suffering from poverty and hunger. To reverse the effects we are therefore starting at grassroot level – as an important step towards climate justice.
After one and a half years of training, the first group of trainees in the Gambian Youth Project have only 6 months left to prepare for their future careers.