MISSION 3: GROWING SYSTEMS - AFRICA
SYSTEMS TO GROW FOOD IN A FOOD-CHALLENGED AFRICA.
Three of the key problems in growing food in Africa are:
- Shortage of available land to farm.
- Shortage of capital for conventional farming.
- Pests, bugs, birds all damage the crops.
World Hunger Team is adapting a variety of tested and proven techniques for both urban and rural growing in Africa. These include:
- Sack farming: similar to a "potato tower" these units grow up to 50 plants in a 5' x 5' space.
- "Tower of Life": a proprietary invention that provides 88 linear feet of growing beds within a 6' x 6' area - AND - collects and retains up to 600 gallons of potable water.
- Drip-irrigated farm beds that use hydroponic nutrients and innovative pest deterrent methods to increase yield.
Our mission in Africa is to grow food in a multitude of places where little to no food is grown today.
We are also supporting two Christian orphanages in Uganda. Our gifts helped them both have a big Christmas in December of 2020. In addition, the Namasui Orphan's Project in SE Uganda operates 7 'branch' churches throughout the area. The local police shut down their operations until they could get touchless thermometers for each location to check for Covid-19. Through our generous sponsors and Facebook friends, we were able to facilitate the purchase.
With a rapidly-expanding population and dwindling resources, Africa needs help immediately to stave off further hunger crises.