The Songhaï Farm: An agroecological model that works through an integrated agricultural system🌾🐓🐟

Godfrey Nzamujo, the founder of Songhaï Farm in Porto Novo, Benin, based his model on the synergies between crop production, animal husbandry, and fish farming. Waste from one section becomes a raw material in another in the form of bioenergy. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed! This recycling allows for autonomy and efficiency, forming the…
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July 11, 2024 0

Increase production and reduce the use of chemical pesticides through agroecology! 🥕🐝

Israël Gadji, is a young farmer in Benin, determined to significantly improve his crop yields despite sandy soils poor in organic matter. To achieve this, he uses chicken manure, cow dung, and soybean meal to enhance the growth of his vegetable crops. 🐂🐓 To mitigate the effects of climate variability, Israël also implements off-season tomato…
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June 27, 2024 0

How to turn very degraded landscapes into resilient food producing locations ?🤔🧐

The World Food Programme sustains the Great Green Wall of Africa project, whose aim is to create a barrier of trees, from Dakar to Djibouti, to stop the expansion of the Sahara and to create abundance and make people live here.🌳🌳🌳🌳 *1st step: Build water harvesting structures that maintain the water on site : half…
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June 13, 2024 0

Promoting the agroecological transition for better food🪱🌱🍅

Romuald Gbegan, a farmer in Akassato, Benin, is committed to feeding the population with healthy, high-quality nutritious food. To achieve this, he cultivates his plants according to agroecological principles and implements trials of environmentally friendly methods to preserve and/or improve agricultural productivity. He encourages young people to come train and work with him.👍 In this…
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May 30, 2024 0

Manioc – Peanut association: The winning duo! 🍠🤝🥜

Cultivating these manioc (cassava) and peanut simultaneously aims to ensure better growth and development conditions for both of them. The association of long-cycle crops with short-cycle crops can help increase income from the same plot of land. 👍 Learn more about the setup steps, protection, and results in this technical sheet ⬇️

May 16, 2024 0

Producing and disseminating cassava varieties tolerant to mosaic disease🍠🛡🦠

In this technical sheet, we will go through the different steps to produce healthy cassava cuttings. This will involve criteria for selecting cultivated varieties and land, identifying periods for establishing the wood park, determining operations to be carried out, cultural practices, and protective measures to be implemented.📋 Learn more here👇

May 8, 2024 0

🌿🪱Introduction to Agroecology🪱🌿

Discover the natural functioning of our ecosystems and the techniques to explore, that can help build sustainable and fertile agricultural systems. Find it all in the following link to a course provided by Ver de Terre Production :👉 #urbaneproject #agroécologie #agroecology

April 19, 2024 0

Protect your crops with neem-based biopesticides 🌿🛡🪳

Neem-based preparations can effectively and affordably replace synthetic insecticides to combat insects and the diseases they may transmit. 🍵Neem leaves and seeds contain compounds like azadirachtin, which are active against the majority of insect orders, either by repelling them, preventing them from feeding, or reproducing. These biopesticides are safe for other animals and humans. 👍…
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April 4, 2024 0

Improving agricultural practices through agroecology 🪱🌴🌱

This is the challenge that Mahomed Demba Kamara took on when he established his farm in Samba Dia (Senegal). His primary goal is to produce and preserve local breeds of chickens without using antibiotics or chemicals. To achieve this goal, he uses preparations and macerations based on plants grown on the farm or available locally,…
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March 22, 2024 0

Agroforestry: A solution to increase soil fertility and reduce erosion 🌳🐂🌾🐐🌴

It is a production system that integrates trees into crops, livestock, or both. Trees will bring numerous benefits to producers in terms of food security and the supply of fuel, building materials, and fodder. 💰 On an environmental level, the biomass trees produce will enrich the soil, and the canopy and roots will limit erosive…
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March 9, 2024 0