Escuela bosque. Un programa para la vida

The project has two main goals. The first is to enable the community to grow its own healthy food year-round. The second is to create environmental awareness, particularly of water conservation. For this purpose, Escuela bosque has organized workshops to teach students and families sustainable agricultural techniques, fertilizer production and water resource management. Participants have planted a range of local foods and cleaned up natural water sources. Although the workshops target children, many families have replicated their success at home, producing their own food and selling the surplus The water quality has also greatly improved in the local reservoir , which is now a teaching site for water management s in the larger community….[read more]

Sustainable Agriculture and Water Conservation
Training and Workshops

 Ace Africa’s Community Livelihoods Initiative

Since Ace Africa first engaged with Bungoma County, over 73,000 community members have established over 19,000 kitchen gardens. Over 20,000 community members have transitioned from food insecurity (one meal a day – or less!) to food security (three meals a day). Innovative, sustainable agricultural techniques have improved soil and water quality reduced groundwater contamination, and reduced nutrition-based diseases (night blindness, scurvy)….[read more]

Food Security
19,000 家庭菜园

 Land for Life

Land for Life (LFL) promotes scientifically tested alley-cropping (planting trees in rows with the crops planted in-between) with nitrogen-fixing Inga trees. The system maintains soil fertility and ensures good harvests every year. It also breaks the slash-and-burn cycle, allowing families to gain long-term food security on a single plot of land (saving rainforests, wildlife habitats, protecting watersheds and soil). The Inga team has planted nearly 2 million trees in the last 6 years, transforming the lives s of over 240 families. The families now sustain themselves on their original land plots by growing organic nourishing food (beans, maize, rice) and cash crops like pineapple, turmeric, vanilla, and pepper. Participating families report increased incomes, improved livelihoods, and a more nutritious diet…[read more]

Soil Fertility
2,000,000 Trees

 The Fish Farm project

PPLF has shifted the local economy from subsistence agriculture to aquaculture, in particular fish farming. The organization seeks to educate local women to run this business independently and profitably. Over 600 women have been trained, and 345 have established their own fish farms. In many cases their household income has increased by 60%. Of these 345 women, 231 have scaled up their endeavours by establishing additional aquaculture businesses. A fish farm ‘micro credit scheme’ developed in each of the communities has generated income, providing loans to women for establishing other aquaculture businesses….[read more]

Aquaculture Farming
345 Women Businesses

Sustainable Run For Development (SURUDEV)

SURUDEV mobilized participants, largely women and teenage girls, to learn sustainable agriculture on bio-demonstration farms in the Bamenda highlands. 150 farmers from the programme have planted over 200,000 trees on more than 40 hectares. 200 forest users (hunters, farmers, grazers) have learned alternative sustainable livelihoods. 10 water catchment areas have been protected. Two endangered species are also being protected in two forests. And over 1,000,000 people have been sensitized to successful climate change adaptation through a community radio program…..[read more]

Sustainable Agriculture & Forests
150 farmers over 200,000 Trees

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