The Nhamatanda Director, Sr. Benendito Caetano of Agriculture opens the meeting
The 12 ladies who after being allocated land by the Organic Farmers Association initiated a market garden to grow vegetables organically.
After the meeting, we make our way to Sr. Herculano and the ladies market gardens for an impromptu field day.
of Sr. Herculano’s machamba that has been prepared for flood
irrigation. Sr. Herculano purchased a motorised pump after 2 years
of using a manual pump and saving up enough money to purchase the
motorised unit. He pumps from the
We make off from Sr. Herculano’s machamba to visit the ladies market garden.
The tomatoes are looking great! Some are beginning to yellow so we showed the ladies how to apply fire ash as a top dressing.
The group listens while Sr. Herculano discusses how to make best use of the remaining tomato plants in the ladies nursery. Other farmers from the association will take plants to plant into their own machambas.
Vinho School and Nhamatanda Director of Agriculture Visit.