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

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  • Last activity: 27 may 2024

Availability

  2024 

 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Práctica de idiomas
    Jardinería
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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 at our farm.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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 take initiative and who discover easily where they can contribute.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Fula, Fulah, Pulaar, Pular: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small round hut with simple rooms and shared bathroom/toilet. We have running water in the house but still bad electricity.
    Also, we water our plantation with solar energy which allows us to exploit 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

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 996786461566

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