Gambia is a republic in West Africa which, apart from a short coastal section on the Atlantic Ocean, is surrounded by the state of Senegal. With an area of approximately 11,000 km² and 2 million inhabitants, Gambia is the smallest country in Africa.
In Gambia, there are no significant mineral resources. About 75% of the population is dependent on the cultivation of crops and the keeping of livestock for their livelihoods. There are also some smaller plants for processing animal skin, peanuts and fish.
Economic progress depends to a large extent on foreign aid and advice from the International Monetary Fund on responsible government work.
DAKIE INTERNATIONAL E.V. WOULD LIKE TO BUILD A FARM AS A PILOT PROJECT IN GAMBIA. THERE, DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEGETABLES AND FIELD CROPS ARE TO BE CULTIVATED FOR FOOD SUPPLY. THIS CREATES JOBS FOR PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, WHICH GIVE THEM A LIVELIHOOD.
An innovative feature of the pilot project is that the farm itself will generate and store energy via a photovoltaic system. The energy generated should be used to operate a deep-water pump, which supplies the fields with irrigation, but also the people with clean drinking water.
The locals living conditions are greatly improved with the farm through clean drinking water, income, healthy food and electricity. At the same time, ecological and resource-conserving methods of food production are promoted and made locally known.
DAKIE International e.V. promotes a concrete contribution against poverty in the rural population in Gambia.
A total of €195,250 is required for the purchase and installation of the components on the farm.
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