The perimeter fence of the farm is securely fenced with cement blocks. Over the years, a lot of farming activities ranging from the planting of endangered indigenous tree species to vegetable gardening. This farm also doubles as the school garden, with our energetic mother’s club members as the chief custodians. The primary objective of the farm is to teach the mothers and the children responsibility on growing their own food and how to do it. On the other hand, the farm can contribute to the school lunch and funds by selling surplus produce to other schools and at the community market. In this way, the dependence on other sources of money will decrease and, in the end hopefully will stop any need for external support for the school lunch and fees for the students.
Although the number of people who will benefit can't be quantified, the benefits and beneficiaries of this project are;
This venture will help the development output of the community in many ways. Vegetable production provides a promising economic opportunity for reducing rural poverty and unemployment in developing countries and is a key component of farm diversification strategies. Vegetables are mankind's most affordable source of vitamins and minerals needed for good health. Key expected outputs for this project are but not limited to;
Fifteen years after its establishment, Success Foundation Integrated Farms continues to register significant progress. However, we are confronted with some challenges. Water quality and its distribution within the farm have always been our main challenges- initially, our main source of water was well. Now we use the solar-powered submersible pump from a hand-dug borehole. We are still confronted with lots other issues such as:-
Slowly but surely, we continue to tackle these challenges one at a time while also seeking external support.
If you want to support this amazing project, contact My Gambia or Ahmed Manjang using the contacts below.