Farmers’ Clubs Bominenge

Since 2010, HPP-Congo has been working with farmers in Sud-Ubangi Province to improve their living conditions through increased agricultural production. This improvement in agricultural production is achieved through the application of new sustainable agricultural techniques combined with literacy and capacity building of farmers in community health.
It is therefore in order to extend the benefits of the Farmers Clubs project to more families in the province of Sud-Ubangi that the Farmers Clubs Bominenge project is covering since January 2017 for a year period some 1100 farmers more. The 1100 farmers will be grouped into clubs of 25 farmers living in the same area. These clubs will be organized into 5 sub-projects, 4 with 250 farmers and one with 100 farmers. 40 to 50% of the farmers will be women because they do most of the agricultural work in South Ubangi province and their capacities should be therefore strengthened.

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The expected results of the activities that are implemented are as follows:

  • 44 demonstration gardens have been established with an average size of 2,500 square meters.
  • New farming techniques have been introduced to farmers to help them increase their yields per hectare.
  • At least 30% of farmers have adopted more than 2 of the following new farming techniques: crop rotation, planting online, mulching, shallow tillage, non-incineration of plants and composting
  • Establishment of 22 hectares of maize, groundnut, bean and rice seed multiplication fields, thus 11 hectares in each of the two annual cropping seasons, from which an average of 16 tons of seeds must be harvested during each of the two seasons, meaning 32 tons of seeds annually.
  • 50% of clubs increase the capital of their village savings through the sale of seeds.
  • At least 25% of farmers have adopted the habit of including vegetables in their diet.
  • 50% of the clubs increase their savings thanks to the sale of vegetables produced by the clubs.
  • 6,000 trees were planted by farmers to improve tree cover.
  • At least 50% of the households: have installed hand-washing systems, keep their plots clean and have garbage holes, sleep under the impregnated mosquito net.
  • 200 people have learned to read, write and count.

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