Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa

by Network of Agric and Sustainable Leaders for Africa (NASLA)
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa
Help young lives learn how to farm in Africa

Project Report | May 4, 2023
Sharing farm tools and knowledge to farmers in the midst of war in Cameroon

By Tendong Denis Ngweh | Project Coordinator

Group picture with farmers and their tools
Group picture with farmers and their tools

Thank you to everyone who is supporting NASLA. We are always grateful for your support in seeds of love through every way you supported. 

At last, we were able to meet the farmers! For over 6years, the English speaking region of Cameroon has been facing a serious political unrest that has gradually developed to a war crisis. This war has greatly affected the remote communities, in that, some illegal arm groups fighting against government arms have occupied most of the villages especially the main roads leading to these areas. Since March 11th 2023, the main road leading to Mbengwi Subdivision was blocked by this illegal groups. Unfortunately, this date, 11th was the date set for our ROOT Biz workshop that was supposed to be held in the community of Bessi-fomukong in Mbengwi. As a result the workshop was postponed to the 22nd of April 2023, hoping the roads may have been opened. Sadly till date the main roads is still blocked. So in other to access the community, we were forced to use the rough roads in the bushes, so that we were able to run the workshop. We thank the almighty that it was a success.  10 farmers, received farm tools and we had a 2hour question and answer, feedback session with the farmers to understand their present challenges and how they are coping with the current crisis. What means they used to market their produce? How has the prices been affected? Access to inputs and tools.   

We are working to remodel the ROOT Biz workshop in the midst of the war in other to be able to run virtual sessions to reach the unreached. Also, as it is our goal to serve the poor farmers in the suburb who are always lacking in opportunities, we plan to organise Trainings of Trainers (TOT) geared towards training key focal leaders from the communities we serve who will be able to pass the knowledge to others in the community even when access is limited for our team to the community. Our ROOTBiz program was designed with the prime goal of providing training to young people in more remote communities who depend agriculture for livelihood, but the, war, covid-19 and above all the hardships of the recent years made the expansion of our services extremely challenging.  However, we continue to take little steps towards reaching the expected goal.  Our goal is to be begin fundraising for the experiential learning center which will be a safe and comfortable space where people can come and stay to learn while sharing ideas. All these can only be possible because we work together in collaboration.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and everyone at GlobalGiving!  If you would like to provide feedback, learn more about our projects, or if you are interested in volunteering with us, please email us at nasla.younginitiative@gmail.com.  There is also an opportunity to leave a note at the end of this report.

Tendong Denis Ngweh! (“My appreciation always”)

Knowledge sharing, Q & A, feedback session
Knowledge sharing, Q & A, feedback session
Our team using the bush road to the community
Our team using the bush road to the community
Stanley, a goat farmer in Mbengwi and beneficiary
Stanley, a goat farmer in Mbengwi and beneficiary
A shot with this lovely pig in Bessi-fomukong
A shot with this lovely pig in Bessi-fomukong
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Network of Agric and Sustainable Leaders for Africa (NASLA)

Location: Bamenda, North West Region - Cameroon
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Project Leader:
Tendong Ngweh
Bamenda , North West Region Cameroon
$5,937 raised of $20,000 goal
 
165 donations
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