Agriculture and Nutrition

 

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SOUND AGRICULTURE is crucial to improving the lives of orphans and the community. A large portion of daily work in rural Uganda involves producing food, either by growing crops or raising animals. Without parents, orphans and their guardians struggle to secure enough food to survive. As an answer to food shortages, malnutrition and ill health, we are setting up  FAMILY DEMONSTRATION GARDENS,, taking the work of our Organic Demonstration Farm into the villages.  This work is led by the Farm Manager and the Nutritionist.  A family, usually the most needy,  is chosen for the Demonstration Garden.  Training is given on planning for all round harvests, composting, mulching, pesticides from local plants . . .  The Nutritionist  first concentrates on hygiene:  setting up a dish rack, rubbish pit, ‘bathroom’, pit latrine and cover, tip-tap for washing hands.   Foods and their uses are taught and new dishes demonstrated, paying particular attention to the needs of children.    Plants, seeds and tools are given to villagers to extend their own gardens.

Please help this important work:
         A chicken: £5;   seeds: £6;   tools: £10;   a piglet: £25;   a pregnant goat: £50;