First Farming Seminar in Kishong

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While the rest of the HIC team was in Kumbo running the public open house, School of Energy Farming consultant Luke Demuth was inaugurating the HI campus in Kishong village with its first educational seminar.

Over sixty local farmers attended to learn about the power of composting to improve soil fertility. They were encouraged to take advantage of the heavy cattle industry in the area as a source of manure.

Whether they have day jobs or not, nearly every family in rural Cameroon has its own plot of farmland. As one Kishong trader commented, “Farming is one of the most important programs here. It is often said that no one will succeed here; if you don’t have a hoe and a cutlass to go to the bush clear and till, you will not live.” Responses like these are indicative of the enthusiasm with which the Energy Farming program has been received in both Kishong and Kumbo.

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