We are encouraging Shanty and John to empower Foday’s network of pastors to assist farmers interested in starting sustainable conservation agriculture plots, as the interest in the area continues to grow. The banana demonstration plots are doing well, but the farmers are struggling to keep the compost dry enough for maximum decomposition. While moisture is critical to the decomposition process, too much water will inhibit the process, and it’s been a very rainy wet season.
Shanty and John set a goal of serving 15-20 communities well and to high standards beginning in September, when the rains subside. They hope to introduce savings groups then also, when the seasonal harvests will provide the farmers with enough money to save.