Caritas Djibouti uses permaculture training to empower farmers and fight hunger

They state: “Caritas Djibouti supports Caritas MONA’s ‘Together We Fight Hunger’ project and has successfully trained 10 village communities in permaculture in Djibouti City and surrounding agricultural areas inhabited by vulnerable communities, which have received training in practical agricultural techniques.

“He also raised awareness of drought issues among influential people in the region and promoted ways to work together to find lasting solutions to local problems,” CI officials say in the October 14 report.

In order to keep farmers up to date with the permaculture approach, CI officials say Caritas Djibouti organized a two-day training that brought together “male and female farmers from various parts of the country, including: Djibouti-ville , Douda, Dikhil, Bankoualé, Douloul, Kalaf, Damerjog, Ambouli, Dorra or Agna Hanlé.

Although the training session focused on the awareness aspect, CI officials “encouraged local farmers to take ownership of improving their work through permaculture, taking ownership of the techniques and knowledge , and to have the pride and confidence to implement them and share them with others”.

“Some of the participants expressed the wish to create a network, even informal, between farmers and stockbreeders in order to help and encourage each other, to share good practices and to enrich each other with their reflections and their practices,” they add.

In the October 14 report, CI officials state, “Caritas Djibouti is also carrying out projects to build wells and underground water reservoirs in desert areas targeting drought-affected communities.”

“It organizes awareness sessions on the proper management of water resources to avoid waste or contamination,” they add.

CI officials note that “these projects aim to help farmers access their land and empower them to produce chemical-free products by using natural resources and adopting farming techniques in the spirit of the integral ecology as Pope Francis pointed out in Laudato Si”.

“The impact of such projects implemented with and for vulnerable communities is evident, with farmers being able to produce and sell chemical-free produce, especially fruits and vegetables,” officials from the agency said. entity that shares the mission of the Catholic Church to serve the poor and promote charity. and justice throughout the world say further.

Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist passionate about the communication of the Catholic Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude is a journalist for ACI Africa.