Agricultural expansion

Charity Birla
Posted July 27, 2019 from Cameroon

As a girl growing up I have always wanted to contribute to bring change in my community. In my community now hit by anglophone crisis, more than half of the population depend on agriculture for survival. The aim of us forming African Youth for Sustainable Agriculture though at the infant stage is to assist them with improved knowledge on farming and tools as well as improved seeds and hybrid animals to expand production despite financial difficulties. So much discouragement has risen but we have not given up.  We organise workshops to train farmers  while looking for funds to start the project.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019

Hello Birla,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your very inspiring passion, work and mission. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it, dear. Do you have a website and/or social media page(s)?

Hope you're having a good/safe weekend!

Charity Birla
Jul 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019

Yes facebook page is
African Youth for sustainable Agriculture.
Website is www.ayosag.org

Jill Langhus
Jul 28, 2019
Jul 28, 2019

Great. Thank you for sharing! I liked your FB page. Are you already in collaboration with either Damaris or her mother Florence?

Please keep up the good work:-)

Charity Birla
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Thank u so much but Not yet

Jill Langhus
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Okay. Let me know if you would like me to connect you with them, dear, if you aren't already:-)

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/dama2nv

Charity Birla
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Connect me to her . Is this her link

Jill Langhus
Jul 30, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

Yes, it is dear. I will let her know about your project.

Wusufor
Jul 28, 2019
Jul 28, 2019

You are most welcome to world pulse. And to be honest I like your project. Agriculture for women and girls. This is one field that many women fear to touch probably due to cultural up bringing and so on. However, I think work is for all and am glad you are also taking it up in your country.
I will look forward to hear more about it here. Have a great weekend.

Charity Birla
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Thanks for the appreciation it's an encouragement to me.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Hello, Charity,

I love how resilient you are amidst the challenges your country face with the current crisis there. How brave you are for not giving up, but instead you are more giving by facilitating workshops to the youth.

If you have time, kindly check the Resources Page on World Pulse for possible funding opportunities. There are calls for proposals or grants from time to time. It would be great if yiu can find a grant that matches what you are advocating.

Please continue to post your stories and updates here. Welcome to World Pulse!

Charity Birla
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Thank you so much for the encouragement will check

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

You’re welcome, dear!

Celine
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Hello Charity,
Hunger is really increasing in Africa and food Security is really a serious threat on lives, families and communities. Thank you for empowering the youths to tackle the challenges.
Blessings dear,
Celine

coolasas
Jan 18
Jan 18

Hi Charity,
My encouragement is long overdue, but I think your passion for bringing young people back to farming is timely.
I am living in Uganda and I see that it is very important that people return to the land and till them. At the same time go with the development of times - updated farming methods and more links to market to encourage the community to enrich their farming life and experience and not be swayed to live in the concrete jungle as what we are experiencing in the Philippines.

Keep up your desire to help bring back the young people into loving farming. Its a worthy cause that will have long term impact both in the lives of the people in the community, country and to the environment.

Good luck
Coolasas