Since April, 19 mentors have been working with the trainees in the Gambian training project to develop their future business plans. This is all the more necessary as none of the trainees has start-up capital to finance their agricultural venture. Now the first plans are in place.
Of course, horticulture is determined by many factors – for profitability, time is a very crucial factor. Likewise for business planning.
In January, we had presented the mentoring program to you, and now the young people of our Gambian Youth Project are in the midst of calculations about their future business idea.
In an issue of “The Voice”, an online newspaper in The Gambia, the youth training project is described as a center of excellence.
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.
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…
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.
The economic collapse caused by the pandemic highlights the fatal impact of cheap agricultural imports on the Gambian domestic market.
Our agricultural training project in The Gambia gets into the midst of the pandemic – and turns it into an opportunity. more…
Despite the lockdown in The Gambia, our trainees are developing into professional gardeners.