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
Monday, February 27, 2012
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
|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|