Specifically, it is to: Establish a medium intensity seedling nursery for this first phase
- Improving the soil quality and creating new cocoa, citrus, fruit, banana, plantain and other plantations in areas of high productivity to boost domestic production, using selected plant material resistant to diseases and insects with a better yield.
- Ensuring the security and food self-sufficiency of households; Increase the incomes of rural producers.
- Bringing supply closer to demand in terms of costs and greenhouse gas emissions
- Promote semi-intensive rural and semi-urban production in accordance with permaculture principles
- Provide food for vulnerable populations, such as orphans and precarious older people.
This 1st phase of the project consists in producing one hundred and five thousand (105,000) plants per year according to the following speculations and quantities: – Cocoa trees: 30 000 plants – Plantain bananas: 30,000 plants – Oranges: 5,000 plants – Grapefruit: 5,000 plants – Lemons: 5,000 plants – Mandarins: 5,000 plants – Avocados: 5,000 plants – Mangos: 5,000 plants – Wild Mangos: 5,000 plants – Saffoutiers: 5,000 plants – Corossoliers: 5,000 plants
To set up a nursery, it is necessary to respect the canvas of assembly of a nursery. 1- First there is the choice of the site 2- Afterwards, it is the development of the site (clearing, cleaning, etc.) 3- Construction of culture greenhouses (based on examples in photos above – from experts who will be part of project) 4- The semi of the seeds in the greenhouses 5- Development of a water harvesting and/or well 6- Acquisition of equipment (watering) and agricultural equipment 7- Acquisition of plant material (seed) After the establishment of the nursery, there is a lot of technical work, including: 1- The choice of the earth (black, sandy, etc.) 2- The filling of the sachets 3- The classification of sachets 4- The construction of the shades 5- The treatment of sachets 6- Transplantation of young plants from greenhouses to the sachets 7- The permanent maintenance (watering, fungal treatment, etc.) which is the longest step (at least 3 months) to prevent the plants being stunted
To do list:
1- Preparation of test plots, to check the good growth of the seeds
2- Delivery of seeds to potential buyers, where it will be necessary to rent vehicles for the delivery of seedlings
3- The monitoring of plantations, which can take several years
4- To envisage the purchase of a ground of an area of approximately 500 ha for the 2nd phase (to create pools of activities such as the plantations of 100 ha each, the creation of the nurseries (banana-plantain, cocoa, white pepper, citrus fruits, fruit trees and vegetables), staff training)
5- Provide for the acquisition of rolling stock, agricultural equipment, intrans, plant material and watering equipment
6- Anticipate the acquisition of offices, warehouses,
7- Provide another site of about 50 ha for breeding, fish farming, ecotourism, etc.
Thanks to the generous donations from FundMyCharity.com, I am on the project site, and work is progressing well.
With the money you sent me ($ 5000), we were able to do so much! Here's a breakdown:
- I bought a 1 hectare lot ($ 2400)
- I paid the rent for another small lot of about 400 square meters for a duration of 2 years ($ 400)
- I paid the workers to clear the grass on the 2 fields ($ 300)
- I paid the cumbersome tree felling ($ 300)
- I paid the work of cutting down trees and cleaning the site ($ 200)
- I paid the workers for the hole ($ 400), I paid the picketing work ($ 200)
- I bought 1500 cocoa plants ( $ 300)
- I bought 1000 plants of plantain ($ 300)
- I bought 1500 cuttings of macabo ($ 250)
- I bought the fiante (waste and excrement of pork and chickens) and hired workers to load the bags ($ 200)
- Public transit (local) and marketing have cost me so far nearly $ 500,
- I started the procedure of registration of one of the land parcels we purchased ($ 250)