EBYCALLYFARMS INITIATIVE HUMANITARIAN
The initiative of EbyCallyfarms was born out of passion to help build and develop intuition and education on having the knowledge to be part of organic and sustainable agricultural practices in and across Africa.
The project will focus on teaching young school children the importance of agriculture in Nigeria where the government is more dependent on a diminishing natural resource (crude oil). This project will teach right from the classrooms to the farm on simple and less complicated (organic and sustainable) methods of plant and vegetable production, animal production (poultry and aquaculture), animal and plant waste management (bio-gas production).
After years of working in the importation business with a company in one of Africa’s biggest ports in Nigeria (ONNE FEDERAL OCEAN TERMINAL) i discovered (had the conviction) that if we don’t start producing more to be less dependent on foreign products and provide for ourselves we can’t totally eradicate hunger and illiteracy from Africa , which already has economic and other problems.
I decided to visit the Songhai initiative in Porto-Novo Benin Republic which was founded by REV FR GODFERY NZAMUJO in Africa for over 30years, and applied for a training on various aspects of integrated agricultural developments (http://www.songhai.org/index.php/en/) After the completion of my training I decided to give back to the community the knowledge i gained starting from the grassroots, these school children might not have good school uniforms but what matters most is the beauty of the knowledge they wear in their brains. With this project, i believe to make them more independent and proud of what they produce with their hands through the least expensive and organic means of getting the best from the natural land and resources at their disposal.
But my project is not a personal one, i aim to develop at my scale what Songhaï offered me. I see Young people and children around me who could be trainees at their turn and learn how to cultivate to be sufficient by themselves. After school children can be the Partner trainees of EbyCallyfarm.
The training on various plants vegetables and animal production will include :
VEGETABLES- (1) pumpkins
(3) basilic (scent leave plants)
Others include (7) pawpaws
(8) citrus fruits
ANIMAL PRODUCTION (poultry and aquaculture)
POULTRY: (1) broilers
AQUACULTURE : (1) Cat-fish
Others include : (1) grasscutters
(2) guinea pigs
(3) dog breeding
(4) snail rearing
FOOD PROCESSING: (1) yogurt making
(2) soy milk production
(3) meat processing and packaging
(4) pastries ( patisseries)
The aim is to bring in farming inclined volunteers from around, they can learn by doing after we can expand and take more trainees to learn in the farm and then found their own little farms making a web in the region to make it sufficient in production. I begin by giving some lectures in the schools around, one hour to explain to them what agriculture is and simple things to give interest to themselves and visit the farm after the school. And make them understand they can grow this themselves.
SO LETS BEGIN THIS TOGETHER
This project is not newly introduced to the local community hence sensitizing and patronage to the locality is in motion and the land has been purchased for this project which covers over 4 plots of land 6339 square feet.
TARGETS OF THE INITIATIVE
(1) Training at least 40-60 school children a year
(2) Teaching more conservative ways of organic farming to the local farmers
(3) creating a network of local organic farmers within the region
(4) Improve lives of the people through self-sustained and conservative agricultural