Establishing Model Vegetable Garden for improved Technology Transfer, income and Livelihood (TIME)
Establishing Model Vegetable Garden for improved Technology Transfer, income and Livelihood (TIME)
The project plans to establish a model vegetable garden to Improve food security, nutrition, economic opportunities and resilience of smallholder women farmers to climate change in Wallan Village. The village located within Baobolong protected area were exposed to some environmental challenges such as high salt intrusion, deforestation and loss of fodder for livestock that affect their livelihood. This project will enable especially women learn and adopt vegetable production to improve their livelihood and adopt other environmental management practices being promoted by Parks and Wildlife Department and other departments within Baobolong area.

The objectives are:

• Establish a model vegetable that will be used to learn best practice vegetable production linked to the market;
• Increased horticultural productivity and its value chain, while enhancing food security, nutrition and climate resilience of smallholder farmers;
• Increase commercialization of smallholder horticulture and enhanced marketing opportunities for improve Gambia’s competitiveness towards imports and increased exports as well as job creation;
• To mainstream Gender and women empowerment in the horticultural value chain; access to finance and in the overall development agenda.

Project Activities

The following are the main planned activities, and where there should be sub activities, as specified in the approved work plan and budget.

1. Procure chainlink wires and poles and establish good fence for 1 hectare garden, plant life fencing around the garden;
2. Dig a borehole installed with solar pumping system, and construct reservoirs and distribution network to facilitate irrigation in the garden;
3. Provision of new/improved inputs, tools and modern technologies including high-quality, climate-resilient seeds both for the rainy and dry season;
4. Review existing training modules and guidelines on agronomic practices, CSA and rainy season production for improvement existing modules and guidelines on agronomic practices, CSA and rainy season production;
5. Conduct farmer trainings (modular progressive trainings) on modern CSA agronomic and agro-ecological technologies
6. Establishment of a producer cooperative ‘Savings and Internal Lending in the Communities;
7. Training on Market study and analysis;
8. Group production plan development;
9. Group business plan development;
10. Development and mentoring support;
11. Orientate and Support farmers to produce in line with market demand;
12. Training of women in advocacy and leadership;
13. Monitoring and Evaluation (Mid-term review and final review and reporting)
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
4H The Gambia
Country:
Gambia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 27,300.00
Project Number:
GMB/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/CC/2022/01
Status:
Not active yet

SGP Country office contact

Mr Kebba L Jarju
Email:

Address

UN HOUSE, 5 Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point
Bakau, West Africa