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First Green Desert workshop and researches at VTC

First Green Desert workshop First Green Desert workshop and researches at VTC
Robert Strey from Green Desert shows Yaya Jallow, one of the volunteer workers, how to produce organic fertiliser. After the four weeks workshop the volunteers have been able to produce their own fertiliser and gained experience in seedling breeding and planting on the experimental training field of ProLightGambia’s VTC area.

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New Yundum (The Gambia)
- During a first Green Desert workshop in May 2011 a team from ProLightAfrica’s partner organisation Green Desert e.V. has trained volunteer workers from ProLightGambia’s Vocational Training and Knowledge Centre (VTC) at New Yundum in the Gambia.The training was focused on the production of fertiliser with local available material, construction of a fertiliser station and the experimental seedling breeding and planting by using fertilised soil.

Mr. Robert Strey, a senior student in geology and soil science and Mrs. Bianca Kummer, a landscape architecture candidate, spent more than three weeks in the West African Country. Goal of the excursion was a first feasibility study for Green Desert projects like innovative farming techniques, mechanical pump systems, wind generators and compost toilets. Green Desert e.V. is a charitable science and technology association based and registered in Hannover, Germany.

The Vocational Training and Knowledge Centre have been founded by ProLightGambia’s Country Director Pamodou S. Jallow, supported by the women garden community of New Yundum and volunteer workers from Tabokoto. The VTC offers open source knowledge and training in innovative and easily adoptable farming techniques, environmental protection, renewable energy production and stand alone solutions for infrastructure development – especially for rural areas.

Further information about the workshop you can find in the work report “project update“.


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