Check our cool photo slideshow! We put together some of the pictures Bruni took during her visit at Planting A Future! Lean back and enjoy! Let us take you on a little journey to Chinkonono Village!
Why we are exhibiting at these shows:
This year’s show’s theme “Innovation Beyond Golden Jubilee” fits well with Planting A Future’s objective of changing the mindset of farmers, policy makers and the general public from traditional crop farming to growing trees.
Much of the food insecurity facing rural population is over reliance on maize farming. This is no longer viable due to El Niño, cost of farming inputs and equipment. The problem has been compounded by the decimation of draught animals due to corridor disease. Many farmers use oxen to plough thier fields and much of the cattle has died.
It is Planting A Future’s aim to see every home in our community growing fruit trees. We also intend to have breadfruit tree orchards which in the near future will supply fruits to the general public. As we exhibit we are meeting policy makers, NGO’s and Ministry Of Agriculture officials.
…and the enthusiasm from them is overwhelming.
Since every year lots and lots of rural Zambian villages suffer in the dry season because of too little rains and dry rivers and streams Planting A Future was thinking about how to solve this problem.
So we decided to block a little stream with some sand bags to store water in a pond, leaving a spill way for people farther down the stream to access the water too.
Check out our cool new “dam”!
We are almost at the end of rainy season this year. Unfortunately we only had poor rains in the past weeks. As you can imagine that is a big problem for Zambia in general and for us and all our seedlings and plants as well. Rivers dry out, fields are dead and crops are dying.
All the more important it is to finally get all the equipment and material to make sure of a working water supply. We will do that very soon. This way we will be able to continue our work during the hot season as well.
Thanks again to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers!
But for now: If you can perform a rain dance that actually works, just come over! Zambia will be grateful for some rains 😉