The Makelekos All-Stars don't know it yet but they're soon to be environmental warriors leading the charge for sustainability and battle deforestation across Sanda Magbolontor Chiefdom and beyond. But for today they're off to peg 200 cashew saplings, kindly donated by Coopi, under the expert guidance of Engineer Amabest.
Measure and stakes at hand, the Makelekos boys set to ensuring each cashew sapling has enough space to thrive. And to make sure the saplings are weeded regularly cassava heaps will soon be dug and planted with sticks from our existing cassava and cashew farm.
Just beyond the tree-line lies our IVS and vegetable demonstration farm where our upcoming farmer field school will show farmers how to adapt to climate change by diversifying into drought-resistant cashew and cassava, providing nutritious alternatives to groundnut and rice in times of climate stress helping these communities become more resilient as they take practical steps to adapt to climate change.
When the farm matures Sanda Magolontor farmers livelihoods will improve by adding value locally by processing cashew into flour and oil and cassava into foo-foo, gari and flour.
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