Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment project.
In October 2013: your donation enable HopeOfiriha bought seedlings from a nursery in northern Uganda. These are:100 pawpaw seedlings, 60 avocado seedlings, and 40 eucalyptus seedlings.
The road to Omilling was very too bad due to heavy rainfall that stopped the delivery. So the seedlings were kept at the nursery were it was purchased from. First we need to transport the last seedlings to plant at the project site, and when this is done, order for new seedlings. Even if the road is not 100% good, our veteran 4x4 Land Rover Defender is suitable to drive in bad environment.
In a next three months, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know the impact your contribution while we are implementing the project.
New tree is a start of new hope!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment in South Sudan project. Your commitment to help with this project is really appreciated by our trustees.
What next? With your donation the following seedlings have been purchased from suppliers in Uganda and transported to south Sudan: 15 Indian mango seedlings, 12 jack fruit seedlings, 24 avocado seedlings, and 20 Eucalyptus tree seedlings
The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to plant more fruit seedlings and different type of trees. Omilling people said this project will give food, green environment, and fresh air in the futute.
In the next field update we will be able to post closet up images of this project where we will tell you how this project is moving forward, and the reaction from people of Omilling. Local volunteers are really working hard to making sure this initiative becomes a success.
Eucalyptus trees are environmental friendly !
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment South Sudan project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!
The understated fruit seedlings have been purchased from Uganda and supplied to a local nursery, and they will get ready for planting in the field in the next three months. Between January and March 2013 these seedlings were supplied: - 20 Indian mango seedlings, 5 jack fruit seedlings, 4 avocado seedlings, and 10 Eucalyptus tree seedlings.
The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to plant more fruit seedlings and tree varieties.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2013!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment South Sudan project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!
Fruit planting is good for the environment, and provide a healthier food diets to the villagers. In time of scarcity they stand as food security. It is also the potential source of income because the timbers and fruit varieties will be sold to promote the economy and development locally. This is a great project for current and future generation.
The following fruit seedlings have been supplied to the tree nurseries to mark the year end of 2012:20 Indian mango seedlings, 10 jack fruit seedlings, and 5 yellow banana seedlings.
The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to plant more fruit and tree varieties;
While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.
Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.
We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.
May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a Merry Christmas and very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!
Tree Planting ProjectApproximately, 50,000 Ecycalptus tree seedlings were raised in 10 tree nurseries for planting out at the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010. However, due to the global financial crisis, as stated in the introduction, it was necessary to reduce the number of nurseries that HOPE Ofiriha supported. It was decided that a maximum of 6 tree nurseries could be supported, and support would have to be withdrawn from those nurseries which were a long distance away and difficult to reach.
Volunteer’s levels for the environmental project were also looked at and reductions made. HOPE Ofiriha now recruits 2 volunteer mangers, 4 coordinators (formerly supervisors) and local environmental staff, down to a total of 22 volunteers.
Fruit Tree Growing ProjectDuring the second year of the fruit tree project, HOPE Ofiriha recruited a former Government agricultural extension worker as a volunteer who had considerable knowledge of budding and grafting.
It was decided that it was not viable for all the nurseries to have fruit trees, and so 10 fruit tree nurseries were established in key strategic areas, and an orchard of mother trees was planted near each other of these nurseries.
During the plantation season at the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, improved fruit trees which had been budded in the first year of the project were planted out.
At Omilling local greenhouse was constructed using semi-permanent materials and nursery volunteer workers” were trained to bud. Additionally, an orchard of mother trees was planted.
More budwood was purchased from National Crops Research Institute (Uganda), brought to Omilling, and a large number of lemon seedlings were budded. These seedlings were raised in the greenhouse and then given to individual farmers and community tree nurseries.
Virus-resistant banana suckers were bought and a plantation of 250 banana trees was established at Omilling.
It is planted that the suckers from these banana trees will be “loaned” to selected farmers to establish their own plantation, and repayment of these “loan” will be made in suckers from their trees so that other farmers can set up plantations. So far, 270 fruit seedlings from pawpaw, Indian mango, jack, passion, sugarcane, yellow banana and avocado have been planted out.
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