Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria

by Lady Mitz Foundation
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Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria
Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria
Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria

To: Our LMF Esteemed Hero

A Recap

Our Youth Farming Project to Eliminate Hunger in rural Nigeria, is one born out of passion. Lady Mitz Foundation cares deeply about the youth in rural Nigeria and wants to empower them and equip them with proper modern farming skills in order to combat hunger insecurities. In addition, we are creating a livelihood for these young people, impacting the community at large. According to research, the agribusiness sector is estimated to reach $1 trillion (USD) by 2030. The African continent is home to almost two-thirds of the world's land. Yet, Africa's small to medium scale entrepreneurs are marginalized.  With almost 60% of Africa's population being under 25 years of age, 60% of unemployed Africans are young adults and only 2% of African graduates specialize in Agriculture. This emphasizes the need to inform, equip and empower the African youth so they can take advantage of the resources the continent has to offer. Allowing them to improve the economy, combat food insecurity and secure jobs.

With the partnership of GlobalGiving and the support of kind and generous donors like you, we have been able to implement this project from humble beginnings to a robust harvest.  We couldn’t have done this without your full support and donations. We are incredibly glad that we can count on your continuous support as we move to the next phase of this life changing experience for our youths.  Thank you!

Overview of the Project

The Project is divided into 3 phases which include:

  1. Recruitment of youths for the program.
  2.  Training on effective farming skills and farming
  3. Harvest and Empowerment

An induction of the 20 young farmers into the cohort was done in January, 2022. After which they were educated on the objectives and goals of the project. They were trained on modern farming skills and were equipped with basic techniques needed in farming. The youth farmers were also given a monthly stipend throughout the course of the project.

 

Youth Farmers recruited for the project

  PROJECT INPUT

  1.  A plot of land was acquired for the project
  2. Needed tools and equipment were purchased for the project implementationsuch as farming hoes, sun hats, rakes, cutlasses, rope, etc.
  3. Seeds and organic manure were purchased
  4. Training of the recruited youth farmers
  5. Monthly meeting with the youth farmers and mentoring sessions

Challenges

  1. Inconsistent rainfall
  2. Other

Our youth successfully planted a corn farm this year. They started with clearing the bushes to make farm land, then planted and grew corn to harvest fresh produce.  During this process they learned the various manual farming skills, as well as peer relations and group dynamics,etc.

Upcoming Activities Include

Youth Gathering Session and End of Year celebration in December with the community.

To wrap up the project for the year, the youth farmers are preparing for a Lady Mitz Foundation Day celebration in which they will entertain the community with food, dance, skits, etc. The youths will have a forum session where they talk about their experiences, strengths, weaknesses, progress and challenges.  They will also exhibit some of their harvested crops.

We are happy to bring you good news and progress each time and happy that we can count on your support. Thank you.

National GivingTuesday is around the corner and GlobalGiving will be matching funds again for our project on November 29, 2022. We are counting on you to donate to help our project win matching funds and also ask some of your friends to help us too and here’s why.

GlobalGiving is offering a $1,200,000 Incentive Fund that will be distributed to participants proportionally based on final fundraising totals and this means the more our organization raises, the more prize money our project will earn! We need your donation and we also need you to help us tell a friend about our good work and ask them to support us.  We need more donors to help us win matching funds.

You are supporting a project that is engaging young people, providing them a means of livelihood while equipping them with skills to be independent. Yes, this is what we are doing with your donations and they are transitioning to planting other crops while preparing for the business aspect of farming like selling and preserving farm produce, and we need your help to continue to make impact on the lives of these youths.  They will remember you LMF Team of heroes, “Your good deeds are not invisible because they leave a trail that is imprinted on the hearts of our youths”; you are the best and God will continue to bless you and yours, Amen.

 

We will keep you informed about the progress on this project. If you have any comments, advice, or question, please feel free to direct them to us @ info@ladymitz.org and our telephone is 1(631) 827-6777

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YOUTH FARMING TO ELIMINATE HUNGER IN RURAL NIGERIA 4th GG REPORT

To:  Our LMF Esteemed Hero,

I am delighted to bring you more good news on our project in Umunoha's rural community in Imo State Nigeria; your continuous support, donations and contributions, are the reason our youths are making steady progress.  We applaud your kindness and generosity for working together with us to improve the lives of youths in rural Nigeria.

We are 9 months into the Project, Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in rural Nigeria, and with your help we have been able to achieve the following:

1. Recruitment and Induction of the 20 young farmers into the cohort in January

2. Sensitization and enlightenment of the youth farmers on the objectives and goals of the project

3. Land Clearing and Preparation

4. Training of Youth Farmers

5 Procurement of Farm Tools.

6. Planting and cultivation

7. Mentoring of Youth Farmers

8. Paying Monthly Stipends to 20 Youth Farmers for upkeep

 We are gradually coming to the end of the project as we look towards a robust harvest.

Upcoming Activities Include

1. Weeding

2. Harvesting

3. Training of the youths on Climate Change Adaptation practices in Agriculture

4. Presavation of crops 

5. Other

You are supporting a project that is engaging young people, providing them a means of livelihood while equipping them with skills to be independent. Yes, this is what we are doing with your donations and you should give yourself kudos.  Our youths are highly enthusiastic, super grateful to you, and working very hard to achieve success; and that’s because you care. Thank you!

In order to make our project even more successful and bring it to completion, we ask you to consider making a monthly donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated and goes a long way.  You are our Team of Heroes! "GlobalGiving offers a 100% Match year-round on new recurring donations".

Also, our 3rd campaign this year, GlobalGiving’s September Little by Little Campaign is taking place September12-16 and they are matching online donations up to $50 at 50%!   Only $50 donations will be marched with $25 by GlobalGiving: so, for every $50 donated to LMF youth Farming Project during this week we will get $75 and we need your help to succeed.  We are asking you to donate and also to tell a friend about our project and ask that they donate $50 during our campaign, please.

Don’t forget that according to research, agribusiness sector is estimated at US $1 trillion by 2030? The African continent is home to almost two-third of the world's variable land. Yet, African's small scale and medium entrepreneurs are marginalized.  With almost 60% of Africa's population being under 25 years of age. 60% of African's unemployed are young adults and only 2% of African Graduate specialize in Agriculture. This emphasizes the need to sensitize, equip and empower the African youth to take advantage of the resources the continent has to offer in order to improves the economy, combat food insecurity and provide jobs, while we pray and hope that the death of the Queen of England will affect Africa positively, Amen!

This is why we need your continued partnership, when you donate you are not only helping just the youths, you are feeding the community and also creating infrastructures and jobs

Your past support has helped the Lady Mitz Foundation to implement the Youth Farming To Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria progressively and we count on your continued support to achieve success, Amen! 

Please do spread the words on social media.  Share our work because we need consistent support to ensure ongoing impact. “Your good deeds are not invisible because they leave a trail that is imprinted on the hearts of our youths”; you are the best, Amen!

We will keep you informed about the progress on this project. If you have any comments, advice, or question, please feel free to direct them to us @ info@ladymitz.org and our telephone is 1(631) 827-6777.

 

Project Leader:  Mercy Egbuchulam-Onyianta

Project Location: Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, Nigeria

Target: Youths and Community

Category: Food Security 

Nigeria Project Leader: Blessed Peter-Akinloye

Month:  September 2022

 

 

 

    

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YOUTH FARMING TO ELIMINATE HUNGER IN RURAL NIGERIA 3RD GG REPORT

To:  Our LMF Esteemed Heroes,

I am excited to bring you more good news on our project in Umunoha's rural community in Imo State Nigeria. Thanks to your continuous support, donations and contributions, we are making progress.  We will forever remain grateful to you all as we continue to work together to improve the lives of youths in rural Nigeria.

We are now 6 months into our project, Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in rural Nigeria. During the past 3 months, we've been able to achieve the following:

1. Levelling of the farm land and preparation

2. Procurement of farming tools

3. Training of youth farm students on skills and cultivation of crops.

4.Planting and cultivation

5. Application of compost

6. Youth meeting - Discussion on what works, lesson learnt, challenges and the progress.

7. Payment of monthly stipend to the young farmers.

Upcoming Activities

1. Weeding

2. Harvesting

3. Training of the youths on climate change adaptation practices in agriculture

I want to say kudos to you and everyone for supporting this project. You, me, the dream team staff on grounds in Nigeria, and GlobalGiving (all LMF Team of Heroes) are all vital in making a huge impact. We are empowering young people and providing them a means of livelihood while equipping them with skills to be independent. Bravo to LMF's Team of Heroes!

And today I am appealing to all to continue to do more and support our youths. They are working hard to achieve success and GlobalGiving has approved their project to participate in July's upcoming funds matching event.  I am sending this report a week early because our youths project needs our help again.

GlobalGiving’s 2022 July Bonus Day campaign is on July 20, 2022, and begins at 09:00:00 EDT,  This Bonus Day campaign will have a Matching Fund of $400,000 USD and they will be matching funds on that day as follows:

  • Donations of $100 - $499 USD will be matched at 30%
  • Donations of $500 - $749 USD will be matched at 40%
  • Donations of $750 - $1,000 USD will be matched at 50%

Over 133 organizations will be participating and competing for these funds and minimum of $100 Donations will be matched based on the order in which they are received while funds last and Each organization can receive up to a maximum of $3,000 USD in total Matching Funds to benefit as many partners as possible.

 We are therefore, asking you to help us secure up to $3000 in GlobalGiving matching funds for our youth project as quickly as early 9.00am ET on Bonus Day July 20, 2022 (since the funds may run out faster due to others competing for it). It is a great opportunity for our Youths Farming Project and with your help it can happen, Amen

Lady Mitz Foundation (LMF) does not exist without you. Your donations are the reason why our Youth Farming to Eliminate Hunger in Rural Nigeria Project is thriving. On July 20, 2022, please donate and help us get up to $3000 before the funds run out.  Minimum donation for matching funds is $100 and donations can be made as early as 9:00 am ET.  We are grateful for your continued partnership.

Remember when you donate you are not only helping the youths, you are feeding the whole community and also creating infrastructures and jobs. God will continue to bless you, Amen! 

Also, inspire friends and family to join and spread the word on social media. Please do share our work because we need consistent support to ensure ongoing impact. “Your good deeds are not invisible because they leave a trail that is imprinted on the hearts of our youths”. You are the best!

 We will keep you informed about the progress on this project. If you have any comments, questions of suggestions, please feel free to direct them to us @ info@ladymitz.org and or call us at +1 (631) 827-6777

 

 

Project Leader:  Mercy Egbuchulam-Onyianta

Project Location: Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, Nigeria

Target: Youths and Community

Category: Food Security 

Nigeria Project Leader: Blessed Peter-Akinloye

Month:  March 2022

 

 

 

    

 

    

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YOUTH FARMING TO ELIMINATE HUNGER IN RURAL NIGERIA

 

I am excited to bring you more good news on our project in Umunoha's rural community in Imo State Nigeria. Thanks to your support and donations in 2021, including contributions from our monthly donors, we are making progress.  We will forever remain grateful to you all as we continue to work together to improve the lives of youths in rural Nigeria.

What We Have Done

1. Induction of the 20 young farmers into the cohort

2. Enlightenment of the youth farmers on the objectives and goals of the project

3. Land preparation and clearing

4. Farmland fencing for security

5. Youth Meetings – discussion of progress/challenges/collaborations

6. Resolution - Youths will get monthly stipend for upkeep

Upcoming Activities

1. Procurement of tools.

2. Levelling of land and preparations

3. Completing Farm land fencing

4. Planting and cultivation

Our youths are highly enthusiastic and working very hard to achieve success, and that’s because you care. Thank you.

In order to make our project more successful, we ask you to consider making a monthly donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated and goes a long way.  You are our Team of Heroes! "GlobalGiving offers a 100% match year-round on new recurring donations".

 

Also, our 1st campaign this year, GlobalGiving’s April Little by Little campaign is taking place April 4-8 and matching online donations up to $50 at 50%!   Only $50 donations will be matched with $25 by GlobalGiving: so, for every $50 donated to LMF youth Farming Project during this week we will get $75. We need your help to succeed.  Please tell a friend about our project and ask that they donate $50 to help our campaign.

 

Did you know that according to research, agribusiness sector is estimated at US $1 trillion by 2030? The African continent is home to almost two-thirds of the world's variable land. Yet, Africa’s small scale and medium entrepreneurs are marginalized.  With almost 60% of Africa's population being under 25 years of age. 60% of Africans unemployed are young adults and only 2% of African graduates specialize in Agriculture. This emphasizes the need to equip and empower the African youth to take advantage of the resources the continent has to offer in order to improve the economy, combat food insecurity and provide jobs.

This is why we need your continued partnership. When you donate you are not only helping just the youth, you are feeding the community and also creating infrastructures and jobs

 

Please do inspire friends and family to join you, donate and spread the word on social media.  Share our work! consistent support is key to ensure ongoing impact. “Your good deeds are not invisible because they leave a trail that is imprinted on the hearts of our youths”; you are the best, Amen!

 

We will keep you informed about the progress on this project. If you have any comments, advice, or question, please feel free to direct them to us @ info@ladymitz.org and our telephone is 1(631) 827-6777

 

Project Leader:  Mercy Egbuchulam-Onyianta

Project Location: Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, Nigeria

Target: Youths and Community

Category: Food Security 

Nigeria Project Leader: Blessed Peter-Akinloye

Month:  March 2022

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I am excited to let you know that we are finally able to kick-start the first phase of our project in Umunoha's rural community in Imo State, all because of your support and donations. We are indeed grateful to you all as we continue to work together to improve the lives of youths in rural Nigeria.

Project Implementation Description

Our project is divided into 3 stages to be achieved within a year:

I- Recruitment of youth for the program.

II. Training on effective farming skills and farming

III. Harvest and Empowerment.

This is to ensure the success and efficiency of the project in line with the farming seasons in Nigeria.

 

During this first stage:

1. We have started recruiting youths that will benefit from the project. They will be trained and empowered at the end of the cohort.
2. We have secured 2 plots of land for the project where crops of economic importance such as cucumber, bell pepper, and sweet corn will be planted.
Upcoming activities scheduled this month include:
1. Induction of the youth recruited for the project
2. Land preparation
3. Purchasing of tools and equipment needed for the project implementation
4. Training of the youth
Our youth are super excited and can't wait to start, and all of this has been achieved becuase you care. Thank you.
In order to make our project more successful, we ask you to consider making a monthly donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated and goes a long way.  You are our Team of Heroes!
"GlobalGiving offers a 100% match year-round on new recurring donations", and consistent support is the key to ensure ongoing impact. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this worthy, ongoing project.  Your good deeds are not invisible because they leave a trail that is imprinted on the hearts of our youths and community; you are the best, Amen!
We will keep you informed about the progress of this project. If you have any comments, advice, or question, please feel free to direct them to us, and we will answer as best we can.
LMF Secured Land for Youth Farming 2022
LMF Secured Land for Youth Farming 2022

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