A Breakthrough Meeting for permEzone
The two teams have communicated often, but this was the first opportunity for a site visit and peer review.
What follows is based on Paul’s report back from his visit, which documents the full extent of the progress already being achieved by the farmers in Sanje, and shares many important ways in which the two teams were able to support each other and share useful lessons learned.
We provide training and support for impoverished rural communities to learn how to help themselves.
Your contribution will:
- Help hundreds of families feed themselves with nutritious food
- Help them increase their income from diverse crops, and reduce farm costs
- Help us support them as they work together to find shared solutions to common problems
- Help improve the local environment and take action to reverse climate change
This meeting represents a new stage in the life of permEzone as the teams can work together, to improve on the current phases they are delivering, but also in preparation for the anticipated future phases with new communities of farmers.
During his visit, Paul met some of the 20 lead farmers who are putting the permaculture techniques into practice in establishing their model farms, and toured their farms with them.
One of these farmers is Mr Ssamola Augustine, as shown below in his heavily mulched farm, where you can see a variety of inter-cropped vegetables and bananas, and where he also practices basket gardening to grow kale.
Many other farmers in this community are very interested in being a part of this project. Many more in areas outside the project’s scope could also benefit from this program and start moving away from the conventional farming practices that depend on synthetic farming inputs that end up degrading the soil and affecting people’s health.
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Community Mobilization for Regenerative Agriculture, Migori County, Western Kenya
Broadfield Enterprise Uganda, Sanje, Uganda