With growing demand to diversify agricultural products, Green Care recently decided to intensify the production of Rapid Yam sets for local farmers. This is done in efforts to assist the many farmers who want to grow Yams but are having lots of difficulties because of lack of enough seeds. Green Care bought the material and equipment necessary for the multiplication of Yams sets with Global Giving funds. After a season the seeds are made available to farmers to plant as much as they want. Some request from interested farmers are already being registered.Thanks to our donors on Global Giving who are making it possible for us to continue helping our community dwellers.
Until recently Green Care Association has been training remote farmers in Apiculture. This approach has been improved to training and setting up demonstration farms as was the case in Mbuluf village of Bui Division in Cameroon. Instead of discouraging the cultural cylinder Hives Green Care introduced the Top bar Hive as alternative in its demonstration farm.
This approach targets to change cultural bee farming which for the most part is difficult, less productive and environmentally unfriendly.
Theophile who happened to be part of the installation team happily declared “ I now understand clearly what you guys were talking about Top Bar Hives. Its quite easy” Bee farming is a generation old practice but what is common in Bui Division is traditional and unproductive compare to the modern techniques. Thanks to Global Giving funds which enable Green Care to construct the Top Hives, Transport and install. They are going to serve as a good source of income generation and doubles as ideal farm for the common good. GlobalGiving donations are really life changing. Thank you so much.
In efforts to catch up with increasing demands at the Agricultural training Centre, GCA recently acquired more materials for its trainings. The materials included seven Shelves for many bags of substrate material and mushroom planting boxes. With these, there is a huge potential to facilitate the training of many more farmers for months to come. Additionally these materials are helping to provoke further research into various types of substrate material for the common good in the area. These efforts are not without difficulties as the material are proving to be so attractive to buds, and rats that help to destroy the very essence of the research. Another cause for concern is the presence of green mould which often ramifies the substrate material faster than the require mushroom. One of GCA staff Justin happily declared “Am becoming a happy researcher in Mushroom Cultivation issues” Thanks to Global Giving funds GCA is are able to venture into more research and seek alternatives to fight the rats and attempt ways to handle the green mould.