Kreyol Garden (Fon Batis) 2022-2028

The Kreyòl Garden project embraces the local expression of “Jaden Kreyòl”. The Kreyol Garden concept can play an essential role in the balance of small holder farms. It builds sustainable gardens by providing organic matter to soils and preserving moisture during dry periods by planting shade trees and other woody plants which in themselves provide value as biomass (e.g. charcoal) and commodity crops (e.g. coffee). It is part of a development system that has several stages: 1. establishment, 2. growth and multiplication and 3. stability and sustainability. It embraces scientific methods (e.g. genetic selection of seeds), creates diversity and moves in the direction of environmental restoration and resilience.

The project aims to improve the nutritional health of households in the selected area of Fon Batis, through the practices of agroforestry, food production and the processing of agricultural products. It aims to strengthen the capacities of cooperative members to develop their livelihoods and it creates marketing opportunities. It includes five phases:

  1. Training and awareness on nutritional and agroforestry practice
  2. Nutritional and food surveys
  3. Agriculture and processing of agricultural commodities including selection of crops for nutritional health and seasonal security with superior varieties
  4. Agroforestry practice including succession and transition of vegetables to fruits and woody crops
  5. Monitoring and evaluation
Term: 2022-2028
Cost: $500,000 CAD
Funder/Partner: Hope International Development Agency (HIDA)/Premier Equipment Ltd.

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