Mali is one of the poorest countries around the world, with an income average of $1.500per capita/year. The main resource of funds there is agriculture; in fact, 80% of the employees in Mali work in agriculture.
Vegetable gardens are shared by all the people of the village and exploited by women. Their products are the sustenance of the families, reason why it becomes a point of vital importance, source of its feeding. In addition, the garden is also a source of resources, since women can sell a part of their products in the market.
In Djelibani, a small village in the South of the country, the vegetable garden that exist today is too small and doesn’t supply the needs of the village.
The main problem is double: on the one hand, the lack of the needed resources to cultivate good vegetables and, on the other hand, the deficiency knowledge of horticulture world. The consequence of all this is the increasing child malnutrition among young people.
In line with its environmental commitment, Planeta Huerto is now starting a new project in order to improve this situation. They will do it in collaboration with Casa de Mali, an entity that, among others, works to end child malnutrition, increasing the production of vegetables in Mali and providing new crop technologies.
Thanks of the funds collected by Planeta Huerto, the existing vegetable garden could be expanded and 20 women will receive agricultural training to improve productivity.
The start of this project coincides with the financing of the dam that will benefit more tan 1000 people in Agraharam, a small village in Andhra Pradesh (India) and it wil be implemented by Fundación Vicente Ferrer.
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