We build sustainable communities in Eastern Congo, bring local farmers work in cooperatives for mitigating the cycle of poverty, starvation and climate change.
We produce, process and do research that helps to building equitable, inclusive and sustainable food systems. Our work develops resilience among communities severely affected by starvation and climate change.
What We Do
We develop a sustainable farming and permaculture using renewable-energy technologies and permaculture design techniques. We teach farmers, that there is no waste in nature, only reuse and recycling in countless symbiotic relationships between sun, air, soil, water, plants and animals and that is how farming should be. We show and teach our farmers that we are able to produce and process our food locally and sell it to our communities instead of importing food from abroad which is grown using much chemicals,… And that we have the technologies and the knowledge to find and implement the regenerative farming and develop a more productive and sustainable farming industry in Democratic Republic of Congo and all over Africa. We ensure that rural farmers have access to Healthy soil and seeds, Renewable Energy, and sustainable food transportation and storing.
We make quality seeds available and affordable. The seeds germination are free from seed-borne diseases. We indicate sowing season and accurate local weather to our farmers to determine right time of sowing. Quality seedbed ensures good growth of the root system, water retention and fertility. We teach our farmers the Right combination of tillage practices and row spacing to optimize spatial distribution and plant growth, by maximizing sunlight, soil water use efficiency, nutrients and grain yield in a sustainable way. We do Compost and manure production and Biochar utilization to boost the yield.
We treat Soil to provide the right amount of nutrients and moisture for plant growth (organic fertilizer) to prevent and control diseases, pests in cost effective manner.
Integrated Pest Management: pest control replaces pesticide. We Innovate irrigation practices—where water is available from streams (small) dams or shallow wells— enhances water efficiencies. This helps to gain economic advantages, while also reducing environmental burdens.
Farmers need means and incentives to know crop’s water use, actual irrigation applications, and crop’s yield response to different water management practices and thus current on-farm water-efficiency levels. We do innovations around food processing such as solar cooking, solar dryers, heating, removing water, removing heat, preventing enzyme and microbial activity and excluding air, light, moisture, micro-organisms and pests to preserving food at village level.
Renewable Energy plays a big role in processing food in a sustainable way. We boost Small viable business enterprises, agri-processors, transport services and similar activities along the food production chain as a result of increased agricultural practices in rural areas which are crucial for generating employment and income opportunities and, thereby, enhancing the demand for farm produce.
Training farmers on Regenerative Farming and Permaculture
We train smallholder farmers to produce healthy food while taking care of the soil biodiversity and the planet.