Foundations For Farming
Average grain yields in Zimbabwe are just half a tonne per hectare. By contrast, conservation farming methods result in average yields of 4 tonnes per hectare.
By introducing these methods in schools, we are able to equip children with the practical skills they need to feed themselves and their families.
The scheme will also give schools the opportunity to create income by selling the food they produce, or alternatively this produce can be used to provide meals for children at school. Research (and basic common sense!) shows that a child with a full stomach is able to concentrate much better in class!
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