Helping the rice farmers in Ngoketunjia, Cameroon
Started Jan 18, 2015
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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
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