Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Here Livy is with members of the Emmanuel group based in Imvepi refugee camp. Jeska Kiden to her left, the group leader, proudly shows here the groups’ small round key-hole shaped gardens and sack gardens.
Here Livy is with members of the Emmanuel group based in Imvepi refugee camp. Jeska Kiden to her left, the group leader, proudly shows here the groups’ small round key-hole shaped gardens and sack gardens.

Livy Jones travelled out to visit  all the CRESS agriculture projects in the refugee camps in early May. Drought has made the growing of vegetables challenging but they have still been able to produce a good crop of seedlings, with seed donated by CRESS, which are ready for transplanting as soon as the rains begin.

Here Livy is with members of the Emmanuel group based in Imvepi refugee camp. Jeska Kiden to her left, the group leader, proudly shows here the groups’ small round key-hole shaped gardens and sack gardens. She has been pleased that both these types of vegetable growing gardens have been taken up in group members’ own home gardens, using the group garden as a successful demonstration.

The CRESS agriculture officers, Bishop Joseph’s wife, Yango Yunia, in yellow, and Julious Abate. Both Yunia and Julious work incredibly hard in difficult conditions with long travel distances between groups. Their support of all the groups is received very gratefully by all group members and CRESS donors too!

 

With Julious and Jeska Kiden who is group leader of Emmanuel group based in Imvepi refugee camp. The photo shows the demonstration of sack gardens and the land prepared for vegetable beds behind us.
With Julious and Jeska Kiden who is group leader of Emmanuel group based in Imvepi refugee camp. The photo shows the demonstration of sack gardens and the land prepared for vegetable beds behind us.

Yunia and I after the office training I conducted focusing on a compare and contrast exercise of Horti / Agri / Silvi - Culture. This was to deepen an understanding of the differences with growing vegetables at garden level and at field level.
Yunia and I after the office training I conducted focusing on a compare and contrast exercise of Horti / Agri / Silvi – Culture. This was to deepen an understanding of the differences with growing vegetables at garden level and at field level.
Joyful group garden with the women working with donated tools. Yunia and I are in the background
Joyful group garden with the women working with donated tools. Yunia and I are in the background
Group feedback discussions with members of the Women Hard Work group based in Palominya refugee camp.
Group feedback discussions with members of the Women Hard Work group based in Palominya refugee camp.
This view of Emmanuel group garden shows also the keyhole gardens used with compost, seedlings under mulch in the back ground as well as land prepared for transplanting.
This view of Emmanuel group garden shows also the keyhole gardens used with compost, seedlings under mulch in the back ground as well as land prepared for transplanting.
With Dyana Dawa who is group leader of Point E group in Imvepi refugee camp. The photo shows their just germinated seedlings under shade, protected by netting from damage by chickens, and land preparation areas behind. The group will use these areas for vegetable transplanting and have already planted maize and sesame on their group plot.
With Dyana Dawa who is group leader of Point E group in Imvepi refugee camp. The photo shows their just germinated seedlings under shade, protected by netting from damage by chickens, and land preparation areas behind. The group will use these areas for vegetable transplanting and have already planted maize and sesame on their group plot.
With Yango Yunia in the garden of Joyful group based in Mijale village near the South Sudan border. The photo shows their very healthy seedlings under shade and beds well prepared with green mulch ready for transplanting.
With Yango Yunia in the garden of Joyful group based in Mijale village near the South Sudan border. The photo shows their very healthy seedlings under shade and beds well prepared with green mulch ready for transplanting.