Monday, February 27, 2012


CEFA’s female village facilitator and supervisor of the CEFA nutrition garden program, is cleaning sesame seed in prepararion for storage. Sesame is harvest
during the dry season and planted in the second half of the rainy season in

Sesame Crop soon to be with CEFA Coops

This woman is part of a women’s group hired by CEFA this winter to harvest it’s sesame crop. The sesame seeds will be passed on to farming cooperatives working with CEFA who would like to try and grow improved varieties of crops, including sesame. Sesame seeds, though tiny, are an important source of protein in the local diet and, when sold on the market, an important source of income. This woman, Bertine, is not only working at CEFA to earn some income for her family, she is also learning new practices that she can implement on her own farm.

Monday, February 13, 2012

NEW PHOTOS just in from CEFA

Visitors from FRB and CWR at a Fulani Garden
In mid-January, CEFA was honored with guests from the Foods Resource Bank (FRB and Covenant World Relief (CWR). They spent several days going to villages where agricultural cooperatives were putting to practice new methods of raising beans, vegetables, and fruit trees. This particular garden will soon have an abundant harvest of highly nutritious foods - very crucial to fighting malnutrition and hunger. Thanks to this crew of visitors, the blog will be supplied with new photos and stories that will keep bloggers updated and excited!
The CEFA sign directed the visitors to CEFA's three locations
The CEFA sign directs its guests to three particular locations: one to the main office and Garden of Eden; another to the model or demonstration farm; and the last to the main ag center where most of the experiments and training takes place. The CEFA center is still under construction and is still establishing new experiments for training. However, CEFA's fourth and largest area of work - out in the villages - is where true success lies as people are transformed with healthier lives based on God's love for all people to have an abundant life.