Helping the rice farmers in Ngoketunjia, Cameroon
Started Jan 18, 2015
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We trained 3 farming groups in 2013; an additional 5 in 2014 and 5 more in 2015. With SRI the farmers are finding that the average number of tillers increased from an average of 18 to 45 ! Here are some of…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2016 at 11:56pm
Last year we imported rotary weeders from India to Cameroon to help the farmers; the weeders not only reduce the time taken for the farmers to weed their farms and reduce the extremely strenuous physical labour that the farmers have to put into their farms; but more…Continue
Posted on October 21, 2015 at 3:30am
Last year we imported rotary weeders from India to help the farmers. The farmers found the weeders extremely useful - they helped to solve the problem of back breaking manual labour.
This year we asked the farmers to manufacture these locally; this initiative was managed by the women. The women found the workers, supervised the work and the…
Posted on May 25, 2015 at 7:00am
One of the major problems that the farmers faced has been in being able to afford fertilizers. A lot of the time the farmers have not been able to apply fertilizers to their farms due to the cost.
With the introduction of SRI, we taught the farmers to use organic composts.
However the farmers faced again faced the problem of acquiring sufficient compost…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2015 at 4:00pm
The farmers are continuing to use the techniques that we taught them last year and continue to expand the area that they will use these techniques; for example the Church Street Farmers are expanding on the use of SRI from a small demonstration plot to 5 rooms.
So for the results are exciting ; with 55 tillers per plant after just 6 weeks…Continue
Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:44pm
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This is fantastic.
From Linus Luki(USA)
we are interested for rice from Cameroon.
is it possible to inform us about the type of rice(round,short,long)grain.
Also if you can arrange to collect for us rice from there.
Waiting your response.
Thanks for your reply. I would like to use some of the pictures of November 2008 showing multiple land use, access and transport routes, flooded fields, pest and weed control, work methods including planting, weeding and harvesting in my power point presentation to raise awareness of farmers to the health and safety issues of their work environment and work methods and the need for improvements to increase output and better protect their health and well-being.
The workshop is at the planning stage and inputs are welcome, particularly presentations on SRI experiences in Africa and Asia. My role will be to demonstrate how innovative production methods can lead to improved productivity and better control of workplace hazards. I am facilitating the workshop on voluntary basis and will travel to Cameroon from Botswana where I am based at my own costs.
Dr S.G. Gabe
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