Come and help to support sustainable agriculture in the Casamance, Senegal

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Senegal

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    Last activity

    18/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi gardening and nature fans, join us to support sustainable agricultural in the Casamance Region of Senegal. We are a young Senegalese-German couple who love nature and agriculture. We started our own gardening project recently. Our objective is to support an alternative way of growing fruits and vegetables to protect the beautiful nature of Casamance and to earn a living. We just succeeded to have enough water for our exploitable land area (almost 2ha) - Yeah! We need YOUR assistance in good agricultural practices such as permaculture, composting... to make this dream become true. Our farm is situated in a touristy area, the beach is not far away and offers ideal balance to the gardening work.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Casamance is culturally rich and our farm is situated in a touristic zone. You have a lot of European people who residing in the zone as well as local people who are ready to share their culture with you. You have different cultural feasts. You can learn drumming, African dance and so on...

  • Help

    Help

    We need volunteers with experiences and competences in good agricultural practices including agroforestry, permaculture and biologic gardening to achieve our projects objective to support sustainable agriculture in the Casamance Region of Senegal. The workawayers can help in so many issus such as improving composting, planting, seedlings, watering as well as sharing knowledge about good agricultural practices, e.g. permaculture which we like to introduce little by little. We have animals like chicken and ducks who need some care, help to prepare food and shopping are also welcome.
    On our farm, there is always work and something to do. Our volunteers should be creative, we need persons who see the work, take initiative and easy discover where they can contribute.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, German, local languages such as Woloff, Mandinka, Pular...

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small nice round hut which offers you a room for your own with shared bathroom/toilet. My husband designed it and everybody appreciates the work. We have running water in the house and recently installed solar panels to get a bit electricity in the house.
    Also, we water our plantation with solar energy which allows us to exploit more more over the time. Our water comes from the well and bore hole and it is safe and we drink it without problems.

    We used to cook local rice dishes on our farm and everybody helps to prepare food including volunteers. We normally cook outside with firewood, alternatively with gas. We are open to try new cooking styles and learn from each other.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is a little bit far from the village, so you have to be ready to take the bike or walking. The beach is not far away where you can find nice hostels where you can meet people from different countries as well as local people. The next biggest town is Kafountine where the fishing sector is the most important economical source. The Gambia is not far away and we have relatives there - so, you also could enjoy a short trip to this English speaking country!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max. 5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

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