We have chosen a manager for the model farm that is being established down the road from the CEFA land. His name is Desiré, and boy does he have a green thumb. He has been growing and selling veggies for years, most recently here in our region. He will take care of the regular crops, such as peanuts, corn, and manioc (possibly new strains) as well as raising all sorts of vegetables. He will manage the fish ponds, which are under reconstruction right now. We are hoping to purchase a pair of oxen for pulling a plow, and there will be fruit trees on the farm as well. All this is in hopes of encouraging the locals to do the same, to provide a "do-able" example that anyone might follow in order to better feed and take care of their family.
Here is Desiré in the vegetable garden:
Here are the fish ponds being worked on: