Inadequate harvests are linked to a number of underlying problems which we hope to address with agricultural development.
Togo is located in Western Africa sandwiched between Benin on the east and Ghana on the west. Burkina Faso is at its northern boarder. Its coastal boarder in the south is on the Bight of Benin.
Nourish, Nurture, Flower and Grow
Adequate food is absolutly essential for life and therefore a critical goal of Multiply the H.A.R.V.E.S.T. The majority of people in Togo are an agrarian people with a small plot of land and hopes of a crop yield to feed their families for the next few months.
Multiply the HARVEST has cleared a portion of our property in Vakpossito to begin its first organic farming project. A pit has been dug and composting started to add important nutrients to the soil. The plan is to start with some Moringa trees. These trees can be harvested as crop and have a very high nutritional value. We have also propigated mango and avacado seed which will soon be ready to plant.
Work in progress clearing this space. During demolition of the space three walls and foundatons needed to be removed.
These photos are from side to side of the cleared area. Compost pit is the left upper corner
This project has these goals in mind:
- Collectively evaluate traditions and practices in place
- Pooling resources
- Learning techniques
- Instilling a sense of responsibility for developing a sustainable harvest.
- Acquisition of technical information
- Techniques to improve soil health, crop production, and better animal husbandry.