Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New leafy green to eat

A CEFA co-op's cowpea fields in the village of Nangoko became the testing ground for a new tasty, yet healthy idea for reducing malnutrition in CAR! One of the members of the Nangoko co-op, was weeding her almost mature cowpea field and she noticed how shiny and green the leaves looked and thought they would be good for cooking and eating. She asked CEFA's village supervisor, Nadege, and she said why not give them a try! So, selected leaves were picked, cooked, then pounded and served to not just malnourished kids, but also adults. And it was a huge success for all that partook - and it never been tried before in our area! Other members of the co-op are doing it and now Nangoko has a new supply of nutritious food for curing malnutrition in a very tasty way!
--   Roy & Aleta Danforth  Covenant missionaries to the Central African Republic  cell phones: Aleta 011 237 67529 5071 or 011 236 7744 8621   Roy 011 237 66171 7808 or 011 236 7754 9176  email: roy-aleta.danforth@covchurch.org  blog:  http://blogs.covchurch.org/danforth/

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peanut planting - second season

I'm not sure that all the peanuts get to the right place when the person planting doesn't really see too well, but what is the right place in an African peanut garden??  Anywhere you drop the nuts and cover them by scooting dirt over them with your foot.  No such thing as rows and perfect spacing.   Often there'll be tree stumps and maybe huge termite mounds in the fields and the crops are just randomly planted.   I was chatting with Nadege, a CEFA village agent, and she has been running trials in co-op farms.  She'll plant a plot of peanuts with good spacing and rows so they can be easily weeded, right next to the villagers plot of peanuts, which are planted willy-nilly and aren't weeded.  Guess what happens?  Nadege's peanuts produce more, and the villagers see it right there in front of them.


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Peanut planting - second season

I'm not sure that all the peanuts get to the right place when the person planting doesn't really see too well, but what is the right place in an African peanut garden??  Anywhere you drop the nuts and cover them by scooting dirt over them with your foot.  No such thing as rows and perfect spacing.   Often there'll be tree stumps and maybe huge termite mounds in the fields and the crops are just randomly planted.   I was chatting with Nadege, a CEFA village agent, and she has been running trials in co-op farms.  She'll plant a plot of peanuts with good spacing and rows so they can be easily weeded, right next to the villagers plot of peanuts, which are planted willy-nilly and aren't weeded.  Guess what happens?  Nadege's peanuts produce more, and the villagers see it right there in front of them.


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Peanut planting - second season

I'm not sure that all the peanuts get to the right place when the person planting doesn't really see too well, but what is the right place in an African peanut garden??  Anywhere you drop the nuts and cover them by scooting dirt over them with your foot.  No such thing as rows and perfect spacing.   Often there'll be tree stumps and maybe huge termite mounds in the fields and the crops are just randomly planted.   I was chatting with Nadege, a CEFA village agent, and she has been running trials in co-op farms.  She'll plant a plot of peanuts with good spacing and rows so they can be easily weeded, right next to the villagers plot of peanuts, which are planted willy-nilly and aren't weeded.  Guess what happens?  Nadege's peanuts produce more, and the villagers see it right there in front of them.


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