News Kick-Off of the Senegal-Project with the Bavarian State Chancellery for the promotion of climate resilient farming
Together with our local partners Beer Shéba, a sustainable farming school and Entrepreneurs du Monde, an initiative that promotes entrepreneurial knowledge in developing countries, we will train young people and families in climate resilient farming practices and entrepreneurial thinking. In doing so we are contributing the experiences with our farming school in Togo to the Senegal project.
Extreme weather conditions such as long heats, droughts and heavy rains increasingly create challenging conditions to grow vegetables, grain and fruit. Those challenges ask too much adaptability from small, traditional family farms which worsens their economical situation and leaves them behind with no perspectives for future generations. As a result, many young people are forced to leave their home villages moving to the next city or even to surrounding countries and Europe.
The project addresses this issue by training a total of 20 young people as agricultural trainers by the end of 2020 and informing around 100 households about improvements in agricultural cultivation methods. In this way, local people are offered a social, economic and ecological perspective in their home country and the dissemination of sustainable lifestyles is actively promoted.