Posters teach San to increace productivity

28 February 2018 | Landbou
With the support of the European Union and the Finnish Embassy, the San community living in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy as well as in other conservancies, are now using posters to increase premaculture activities and productivity.

To make themselves more self-sufficient they have been pioneering new farming techniques that were unknown to them up to now. Over the last year the community in Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Community Forest has been expanding its agricultural activities to include a broader, permaculture based approach.

As part of this agricultural expansion, posters have been developed to support the training and support being given to the San, to serve as reminders and encourage a broader more encompassing approach to agricultural activities. This new approach is essential as the community strives to become more self-sufficient, empowered and achieve self-reliance.

This initiative has been funded by the European Union under a Climate Change Adaptation grant, as well as the Finnish Embassy. The donors have provided tools and seed with the long term goal of increasing permaculture activities, the productivity of gardens and fields and ultimately improving nutrition and food security. One of the limiting factors in the area, as in most parts of Namibia, is the water which has demands from humans, livestock and now increasingly large gardens.

The posters are highly pictorial as literacy is limited in the area and materials are produced in Afrikaans and English at the request of the community. They will go a long way to teaching the community the basics of this type of farming. It will also demonstrate the effectiveness of this type of approach to agricultural activities for the people in the conservancies.

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