Hello dear GlobalGiving Friends, one and all.
Im late with this report so our project may get downgraded but never mind we carry on anyway :)
Here in SA we have been suffering a drought and our water resources are under severe pressure. But our family farmers carry on because they are resourceful, resilient and committed. There are other wonderful projects like ours dotted about the country and the Re-Evolution of Family Farming is under way.
We are quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) the leading light in South Africa and are lauded even in Nigeria (where I am also busy) since we are the first project to have created a resilient, regenerative family farming system among the poor and under-educated, who otherwise would be hopelessly jobless.
Unemployed and under-educated people (and even educated people these days) are at a complete loss as to how to "get a job" when jobs are fast dissappearing in favour of mechanisation. Machines are so much more reliable than human beings, after all!
Nevertheless, machines wont feed the world anytime soon, much less Monsanto. Especially they wont feed the "poor"and excluded who comprise about half the world's population if we are honest with ourselves.
So I attach a lovely article about F&G Trust (which is the local trust I run to support Abalimi) and some others who are doing great work. If you just look carefully around you, you will see the re-evolution of family farming everywhere ,especially hidden in the cracks. Even in the "First" World where most of you probably live.
Please keep your love and support coming- even if we hit our money target. The work does not stop because we hit target - its intergenerational and wont stop till every person on the planet has enough Good Food to eat and enough money in their pocket to live. We work for a realistic future where *everyone* can eat Good Food again ,not just the priveleged. Its a no-brainer really. Local unpoisoned food can easily again become the norm while millions of micro-farming entreprises can be created that create lost of modest but also plentiful cash flow. Its a Happening! and you are helping to make it happen.Thank youAttachments: