Mama Dolfine, Sustainable Agriculture for Education

2017-04-20T10:17:18+00:00

Mama Dolfine is the soul and founder of the Dolfine Korando Faith Foundation, in Kisumu, Kenya. In 2006 she opened her own non-formal school, the Korando Educational Center, to educate the most marginalized children of the community. When Torsten Kremser met Dolfine he was so inspired by her dedication towards [...]

Mercy Auma Owinyi, Green Food Bank Project

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2017-04-26T15:54:57+00:00

Green Food Bank is a project aimed at promoting food security within the village households of Virhembe sub-location, Kakamega County Kenya. This is undertaken through training to control post- harvest losses, best and sustainable farming methods, and finding market niche for their farm products, hence protecting them from being exploited [...]

Jonathan Edward Ziemba, Yooper Organic Soil and Vermicompost

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2017-04-13T10:01:19+00:00

Jonathan Ziemba aims to teach the Keweenaw Peninsula community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about the benefits of vermicomposting to enrich the soil and lessen the dependence on chemicals in farming applications. A vermicompost system will be created on his property and the worms will be fed using organic [...]

Nkwelle Jacob Esong, Building Solar Dryers To Conserve Vegetables And Spices

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2017-04-13T07:12:53+00:00

A major problem with green leafy vegetables and spices like bitter leaf (Vernonia amydalina), Okongobong (Telifera occidentalis), Erru (Gnetum africanum), capsicum pepper and mushrooms is that they are seasonal and highly perishable. During the pick season they are often sold at give-away prices and some are simply wasted in the [...]

Brandon Guzman, Bambou Soutenir

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2017-04-17T12:46:30+00:00

Brandon Guzman, Frandly Seney, and Louben's Jean-Paul started Bambou Soutenir in northern Haiti to help promote local development and self-sufficiency. Haiti has been studied countless times over the last few decades and erosion is causing so many hillsides and farms to fail. Brandon Guzman came up with the idea of [...]

Karine Sar, Empowering Disabled Women in Casamance (Senegal) through micro-enterprise

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2017-04-06T09:11:45+00:00

Karine and Deline’s Gift, the organization she leads, work to serve and create practical and impactful economic opportunities for marginalized and disabled women in Casamance, Senegal. They do that by them with providing skills training, seed funding and long term coaching so they can create successful micro enterprises that lead [...]

Justin Vandenbroeck, Fleet Farming Online Platform

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2017-04-06T11:39:03+00:00

The Fleet Farming model creates decentralized Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) systems that convert backyards, front lawns and underutilized land throughout any neighborhood into productive mini-organic farms. These farms sharecrop a percentage of the harvest with residents, sell the rest in the community and even serve as educational assets for bi-weekly [...]