AGRICULTURE

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—Agriculture is a livelihood for most people in rural Angola

Only about 10% of Angola’s GDP is in agriculture. The majority of people in rural Angola must find a livelihood as a small farmer, but usually the yield is not enough until the next harvest: The families are dependent on emergency aid. The reasons are manifold:

  • To small cultivated areas
  • Outdated cultivation and irrigation methods
  • Progressive erosion
  • Unreliable rains
  • Lack of access to seeds
  • Post-harvest loss due to incorrect storage

That is why it is important to strengthen this foundation by providing knowledge and new techniques. For this purpose, we teach farmers and women farmers, for example, how they plant their fields in order to obtain as much yield as possible. They also gain access to improved seeds and new fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, chard, cabbage, beets or parsley. This not only improves the nutritional situation of the families in the long term, it also has a positive effect on the health of the new, vitamin-rich diet.

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Help us to rebuild the forgotten and deserted country, we also offer trips there. Help us with the rural administration of this country, Beu in Angola, Isaiah 62.4. Help the children to have a future, let us preserve the forest and nature in this divine place. Helps us to make the world green again, we can restore the natural wipe.

— Five-day agricultural course

With a donation of 15 euros, you will enable a 5-day agricultural course for a farmer to improve yields and protect the environment.

In addition, we are implementing the following measures in the field of agroecology:

  • Agricultural courses for cultivation and irrigation methods
  • Courses for food production and processing
  • Introduction of soil conservation measures, irrigation systems and compost fertilization
  • Erosion control and reforestation of eroded land
  • Establishment of nurseries for the production of tree, fruit and vegetable seedlings
  • Introduction of more productive chickens and improved hives
  • Introduction of allotments and distribution of cereal, vegetable seed and fruit tree seedlings to safeguard food supply
  • Distribution of feed seeds and fodder plant seedlings to improve livestock supply and yield
  • Introduction of breeding cattle and development of veterinary treatments for the animals

The interplay of these measures means that food security in a whole region is improving. The families can create

supplies and are protected in case of crop failures

— Chicken breed starter pack

With a donation of 45 euros, you enable a course for chicken farming including the first batch of chickens for the start of a better future

Afforestation of eroded land

Wood is a precious commodity in Angola and plays a central role in the daily lives of people: whether for building houses or huts or as firewood, the need is enormous. Women and girls often spend hours collecting wood every day. But the need for new crops also leads to deforestation, as the old crops are too small for the large families or have become unusable due to erosion or poor soil quality. There are many reasons why only 11% of the country is forested today (Source: Global Forest Watch). Just as different must be the measures to counteract this and give the country the opportunity to recover. The introduction of energy-saving stoves For example, it aims to save women time in their day-to-day tasks, but also to reduce the amount of wood consumed by families.

Large-scale reforestation areas and protected areas for old tree stands help to ensure that the environment in our project regions can slowly recover. Through targeted planting of lumber, which can “harvest” the population in a relatively short time, and native trees, which consolidate the soil and give it back nutrients, is from once desolate lands again flowering, fertile land.

Afforestation – Tree Planting in Ethiopia:

— Protect the world climate with us

Our deeds leave our marks on this planet. Wether mobility, consumption or nourishment – almost all areas of our lives influence the environment and climate.

But we all can go against it actively. By using renewable energies, avoiding of climate-damaging means of transportation or products or also the reduction of its use can considerably reduce the CO2 emissions. But still a huge part remains. How to cope with this unavoidable emissions?

Our solution: We plant and protect forests.

Each tree filters the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. We use this for a sustainable climate protection which combines the local communities and the effective nature conservation.

In the contemplation of continuously rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere the ability of trees to integrate CO2 and to produce O2 is as simple as it is ingenious. As a reliable climate protector forests are undispesible for all of us. This ability brings afforestation projects into the focus of international climate politics.

Forest Man

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.

— Tree planting donation

With a donation of 6 euros, you can make a contribution to the afforestation of deforested areas in Angola.

Wood-saving oven With a donation of 6 euros, you can make a wood-saving stove that uses only about half the fuel. This saves a lot of time and protects the environment.