Overview: This project involves starting vegetable gardens with administration through village groupements in order to supplement local nutrition and as an IGA.
Statement of Problem: The people of the village seldom eat a balanced diet, and the problem is especially prevalent in dry season and after a poor harvest, as in the year this project was started. In addition, poverty affects the ability of village families to send their children to school and pursue other development opportunities.
Mechanism: Three local groupements volunteered space and effort for the gardens, and the gardens were planted at the beginning of cold season using a mix of direct seeding and pepinieres/transplanting. Space around the planned garden was left for other, independent, garden projects. After harvest, the vegetables were consumed by the groupements’ families or sold at local markets.