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!