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Agriculture
Agriculture

Agriculture

With the sustainability of the school project in mind, ADH as undertaken an agricultural project. Income from the agriculture should contribute long-term to finance the school operations. Currently domestic agricultural products are grown on a total area of 10 hectares and are sold at local markets. This helps the food-poor region and creates new jobs. The agricultural project also provides opportunities to involve the local community with the school project and teaches them to take personal responsibility for the school in Mushapo. The professional cultivation can also serve in the future for practical training.

Dec 2021

L'enseignement agricole en pratique

Le directeur de l’école, l’agronome Philémon, a également lancé un nouveau projet avec les élèves de la section agricole devant les bâtiments de l’école, où ils plantent des légumes et où chacun doit s’occuper de sa propre parcelle de terrain.
L'enseignement agricole en pratique
Apr 2021

The acacia and palm nut trees have grown and can now be planted

Our school director Philemon continued to oversee the work on the acacia and palm nut tree nurseries. The students have now been able to plant the first batches of trees on our field around the school. Two hectares of cassava, the main staple food in the Congo, have also been planted. After many similar previous ventures in Mushapo, all of which we unfortunately had to stop due to theft, this is a long-awaited dream that is gradually coming true for us. It will still take years before the palm trees yield fruit, but the beginning has been made. PIREDD, the organization that initiated this project and donated 1,000 seeds for each tree type, is supporting the school in the implementation of the project with a small contribution, in addition to our funding for the teachers.
The acacia and palm nut trees have grown and can now be planted
Dec 2020

Agriculture on the school grounds means hands-on learning

We are supporting the efforts of the teachers to plant manioc and because the students receive free schooling, they are helping with this agricultural project. The land belongs to our school, and so we encourage the teachers and students to grow more and more food to support the school. This also gives the students hands-on-training while the raising of chickens and rabbits continues to help them to learn how to care for such animals.
Agriculture on the school grounds means hands-on learning
Nov 2020

Donation of seeds for 1000 acacia trees for the outer borders of our property in Mabala

A local organization, PIREDD, supported by the World Bank, has seen the potential of our land and donated 1,100 seedlings for a palm oil plantation. And when they saw how capable our agronom and school director Philemon handled this project, they offered another 1,000 acacia tree seedlings to be planted around the borders of our property.
Donation of seeds for 1000 acacia trees for the outer borders of our property in Mabala
Jul 2020

Expansion of our agricultural project to include a palm oil plantation thanks to the UNO support programme

PIREDD, part of the “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation” project, a UN supported program, saw the potential the potential of our agricultural project with an area of 40 hectares of land. Through this support program, the "Agro-Veterinary School ITAV ADH Mabala" was sponsored 1100 palm nuts, which will grow into seedlings and be planted on 7 hectares of our property. Our teachers and students will have to take care of this palm oil plantation, planting, watering etc. Agronom and school director Philemon started a little nursery with his helpers for growing the seedlings. The proceeds from the sale of the products belong to the school and should help to support it in the future.
Expansion of our agricultural project to include a palm oil plantation thanks to the UNO support programme
May 2020

Agricultural project in Mabala contributes to school maintenance

In order to improve the teachers' salaries, we started an agricultural project around the school buildings, which so far works better than the previous such programmes, as in Mushapo. Thanks to our headmaster, the excellent agronomist Philemon, the agricultural project is making good progress. He also initiated a small chicken and rabbit farm, which now has 43 chickens and 4 rabbits. As the photo shows, our chickens and rabbits were regularly fed by our students before the "lockdown" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural project in Mabala contributes to school maintenance
Dec 2019

Good harvest in the supported micro-farming project of Jean

On the Plateau de Bateke, east of Kinshasa, Ing. Jean was able to bring in a good cassava harvest for the agricultural microfinance project we started with him last year. From the proceeds of the harvest, Jean was able to fully pay the expenses for the seeds advanced by ADH.
Good harvest in the supported micro-farming project of Jean
Nov 2019

Agricultural project in Mabala brings first field yields

After sowing several crops, the students harvested in November a large quantity of vegetables that the school sold to various mothers who sell it further to gain some support for the school. This is a dream come true: agriculture as sustainable development from which everyone benefits. It creates jobs and support for mothers and their families as well as training for the students and income for the school. Our goal is to expand this development to achieve more independence for the school.
Agricultural project in Mabala brings first field yields

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 According to the (2012) UN, Human Development Index, the Congo DRC ranks as having one of the lowest standard of living worldwide.

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