Community Food Supply Research

Identifying success stories from Africa and around the world where people have come together to create local, natural, sustainable solutions for increasing the supply of healthy food for local people.

We invite everyone in the OWL/Conversation-in-the-Garden community to contribute to this research — between August 12 and September 9 — by posting links to websites that share these kinds of stories and this kind of knowledge. And when you post the link, please also say something about what is positive about this that stands out for you. The team will review this research to help identify best practices, and determine a plan for the project.

11 thoughts on “Community Food Supply Research

  1. Love thy neighbor as your self is the passion and motivation for which we join hands and collaborated with our friends and families in Portola Valley California to help support Farmers in the Jungles of Zang Tabi Meta Food and Sustainable agriculture is life. We help each other and achieve more for many through collaborations and partnership to make our World a better place than we found it. Click and watch the story of a young American from California who visited my native home in Zang Tabi Meta

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knwPt9mLUFA
    Steve Barr Assessment Report of Zang Tabi Taah Meta Cameroon villages
    Community over 90% of the people are subsistent farmers . main focus are not limited to the following which results is often low to meet the demands of the communities and worse now due to the prolonged Civil war…

    1. Pig Farming
    2. Chicken Farming
    3. Bee Farming
    4. Goat Farming
    5. Cow Farming
    6. Rabbit Farming
    7. Cocoyam Farming
    8. Plantains Farming
    9. Rice Farming
    10. Fish Farming
    11. Cocoa Farming
    12. Palm Tree Farming
    13. Yam Farming
    14. Garden Egg
    15. Corn Farming
    16. Beans Farming
    17. Ground nuts (Pnuts)
    18. Koki Beans Farming

  2. Combatting Food Insecurity Challenges in Africa collaborating with Local indegenses to extend Love and share the spirit of togetherness

    JRCCA Farmer in Action Zang Tabi Taah Meta Cameroon: – YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME-urAJzG4
    Jan 11, 2016 · JRCCA Farmer in Action Zang Tabi Taah Meta Cameroon support jrcca women empowerment make a difference Lack of modern tools make for hard labor and low crop yields details at http://www.jrcca.org.

    Views: 468
    Author: Gideon Ticha
    Video Duration: 4 min

  3. Presentation by Comfort Ticha President JRCCA NGO in Africa
    http://www.slideshare.net/GideonTicha/comfort-ticha...
    Jul 27, 2017 · constructing the JRCCA Multi-purpose Center in Tonekoh, Tuseh Zang Tabi Meta Momo Division where women, children, men, boys and girls, families , community members and visitors, guest will be able to come fellowship, learn many skills how to become self- sufficient, work together, team work and live and make life better and make or World a …

  4. Good day, I am Gideon Ticha, an American citizen with 14 years of rich and priceless experience as a member of the Meta Community. I recently visited my extended family in the village of Zang -Tabi Meta, in Cameroon, Africa, which is where I was born. While I was there, the indigenes pleaded with me to take their daily challenges to my country of America and to ask for help and assistance on their behalf. Touched by compassion for the people I met in Zang -Tabi and its neighboring villages (young and old, ill, frail and poor) I wish to make a fervent appeal for help on behalf of these people who cannot afford regular meals and sometimes go hungry, lack access to drinkable water sources, have no tools or technology to increase farm harvest, and have no books and teachers to encourage youngsters to go to school who, based on their moral and community values helped to give me and others like me a great start in life. Most of these people are family members and have a long history and tradition of being great teachers, mentors and leaders and who passed on for many generations a high standard of moral and community values.
    Details: https://www.amazon.com/Lasting-Impact-Responsibility-Cameroon-America-ebook/dp/B0793P6DK2

  5. I was recently informed about an organization, ICARDA, which provides solutions for non tropical dry area agriculture. They have a project where they are working with African countries. Nigeria is one of the countries they are working with.
    https://www.icarda.org/about-us

  6. Recently I’ve been supporting the American Farmland Trust. I wonder if this model might be applicable in other countries–raising funds and raising awareness to support small farmers, encouraging people to become farmers, and acknowledging the important of preserving farmlands for the well-being of our people and our planet. See description below and learn more at https://farmland.org.

    This site is linked to the Farmland Information Center: the U.S.’s largest online collection for information on farm and ranch land protection and stewardship: https://farmlandinfo.org

    America’s irreplaceable farmland grows our food. It also supports a trillion dollar/year agriculture economy. Farmland is the foundation of our rural communities, providing jobs, recreational opportunities, and a deep connection to the land. Farmland nurtures our spirits and souls.

    Well-managed farmland supports wildlife and biodiversity, cleans our water, increases resilience to natural disasters like floods and fires, and helps combat climate change. It’s now clear that we can’t realize global climate goals only by reducing emissions, that we also need to retain farmland and actively manage it to draw down carbon from the air.

    In all senses of the word, farmland sustains us.

    Yet we are losing it at an alarming rate. We have lost millions of acres of farmland to development.

    On land that continues to be farmed, we are also losing ground—quite literally. We have lost billions of tons of topsoil.

    AFT works to stop the loss of farmland by the acre and by the inch.

    We advance farmland protection through agricultural conservation easements, smart growth, and smart tax policies.

    We advance farming practices that prevent erosion and rebuild soil health through the use of contour farming, no-till, cover crops, crop rotations, intensive rotational grazing, and precision agriculture. We help existing farmers and ranchers stay in business, and work to attract and support the next generation.

  7. From Libby Traubman:

    After doing some searching, I found the film about growing food in Kenya, but clearly intended for global use as a method. Here is the link to a short inspiring and important video:
    http://www.g-biack.org/videoviewgrow.html

    The G-Biack farm in Kenya offers three month training to people who can then take it to their own community to help provide nourishing food using this mentod. Usman was able to go for a month and then returned to Nigeria where he taught Christian and Muslim women together this excellent method. It produced food and relationships!!

    John Jevons also has many short utube videos describing his method of double digging, bio-intensive farming that anyone can study and practice. It is all natural, organic and without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, etc. which are killing life on our planet. Just google John Jevons for his information and instructions.

    I hope this is helpful.
    Libby

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