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Nov 13, 2018

The future is mushroom cultivation

our mushroom farm admirer
our mushroom farm admirer

Green Care has been striving in mushroom production against all odds following the crises currently plaguing the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. Some community members have registered to come for trainings on mushroom cultivation as soon as their crop harvesting season is over. We are grateful to GlobalGiving for enabling donors to support us through this platform. Community members have come to realise that mushroom production will guarantee food security. A student on internship Miss Dorcas commented that she never knew mushroom could be cultivated indoors. She remarked that she will also try a small mushroom farm upon completion of her studies. We remain grateful to GlobalGiving. Thank you!

mushroom farming is the future
mushroom farming is the future
Nov 13, 2018

New strides towards zero-grazing

harvesting guatemala from the wild
harvesting guatemala from the wild

The 21st Century is plagued by resource scarcity at the local and global scales. In order to meet up with decreasing pasture scarcity caused by climate change, Green Care is experimenting zero-grazing. Animals are kept is a stable near the house and fed there. This process will be diffused gradually to the community so as to mitigate conflicts of animals straying into farmland and destroying crops. M Stephen, a farmer to blends crop cultivation and animal raising reiterated that this is a welcome initiative by Green Care. He pointed out that this is a form of local resource cycling in the face of climate change. This experimental initiative is gaining grounds, thanks to donations through GlobalGiving. Thank you!

zero-grazing on the move
zero-grazing on the move
Aug 14, 2018

Musrhoom Cultivation Training

A trainee admires GCA
A trainee admires GCA's mushroom production effort

After a while of suspense due to lack of means Green Care Association (GCA) in the month of June organized mushroom cultivation training to interested community members. Fifteen persons participated in the intensive training. At the end, the trainees pledged to become mushroom farmers. As part of the training participants were taken to GCA demonstration farm for a ‘seeing believes’ and question and answer session. This motivated the participants so much that they all decided to buy fresh as well and dried mushrooms. It was after the training that one of the participants (Sylvester) promised he is going to set up his farm soon. He reiterated that ‘even if Green Care Association at some point will surrender mushroom cultivation, I am going to keep on the cultivation and where possible involve more young people’. We are thankful for the many donations from Global Giving Friends who have helped to improve the lives of many. We at GCA are determined to continue to assisting our communities.

Partial view of the mushroom farm
Partial view of the mushroom farm
Sample of mushroom harvest during training
Sample of mushroom harvest during training
 
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