Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CEFA's fish ponds - from construction to harvest

Find a good, open place with a stream running through, do a lot of planning and digging, guard your ponds from thieves, and wait for harvest time!

Delicious fruit from the orchards

Picking fruit, finding a record sized rollinia, eating it fresh, enjoying Malay apple pies, Yum!  Thank you, Lord, for your abundance!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Old McCEFA had a farm, EIEIO 2

With a carport here and guesthouse there, here some cement there some lumber, everywhere construction...
Roy & Aleta Danforth
Covenant missionaries to the Central African Republic
cell phones: Aleta 011 237 7529 5071 and Roy 011 236 7766 5079
email: roy-aleta.danforth@covchurch.org
for us personally:  http://blogs.covchurch.org/danforth/
for the ag project, CEFA: http://car-cefa.blogspot.com

Old Mc CEFA had a farm, EIEIO

With a building here, a dormitory there, here a house, there a shop, everywhere construction...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Termites and coconut trees

Termites are quite the problem here in the tropical rainforest, not only attacking the wood in our houses, but eating LIVE trees.  There are some trees whose substance is woodier and drier than others, which makes them a great target for these pesky insects who love that taste!  Since coconuts along the coastline thrive in sandy soil,the CEFA team decided that putting sand around the coconut would deter the advance of the hungry termites.  But, as you can see in the photos, the sand was not deterrent enough, so we added salt and a tithonia (local termite repellent plant) solution.   This seems to be working, and is an example of how CEFA works.   CEFA takes the brunt of the loss in experimentation, and passes on the successes to the villager.