Justification of the project

In Guinea Bissau women are a particularly vulnerable position, with low levels of education, illiteracy rates that reach 64% and a low representation in the civil service. The precarious socio - economic situation of the country has several effects on the social level such as high level of domestic violence and community resources to alternative forms of income abonatório nothing.

However, women contribute to the family income, often resorting to informal low income, especially in agriculture, petty trading, livestock short cycle and housework. Through horticultural production, women contribute significantly in improving the diet of the household, to support education and health of children and still manages to save to invest in other income generating activities such as small livestock sales and short cycle . However, the level of production and productivity of them remains weak for several reasons with particular emphasis on the lack of support in terms of management of grassroots organizations and poor access to inputs.
location

The project will be located in the region of Oio, Binar sector benefiting nine village and N'sunte as a pilot project in action. The village is 15 km dista N'Sunte Binar and ... Farim, the seat of the region about.

- Direct Beneficiaries
Are direct beneficiaries of the project, 450 women N'sunte and eight surrounding villages, with 50 women in nine villages involved, aged between 18 - 40 years old. It is estimated that each woman has five children, totaling 2250 children.
Main objective

The main objective is to produce vegetables to improve the state food and minimize the nutritional deficiency of children, especially school students in the project AMISPA, sell the surplus on the market to meet other educational needs and health.

Specific Objective:
The specific objectives consist primarily of:
• To cultivate 6.75 hectares of land
• Producing 12 tons of vegetables
• Involving 450 women
• Benefit Children 2250.

Activities

The activities will be to raise awareness among women, do follow-up work in the development of plantations on land that has Amispa. This will provide seeds, fertilizers, small materials, pesticides and wire to seal. Training sessions will be organized practice in techniques of vegetable production and later in conservation and marketing of fruit and vegetables.
In contrast, the beneficiaries of the project will contribute sticks to seal the fields, pay for quotas with which reinvestiremos on inputs (materials, fertilizers ...) for the next campaign.

 


The species to grow are: okra, "Baguitche" Carrots, lettuce, peppers, beets. Each woman will receive 150m2.

Strategy:

The strategy is to bring together women in their respective localities in organized groups to work in collective fields properly sealed, in which every woman will benefit from 150m2. Improved wells are dug to irrigate the vegetables. A three-person team consisting of a technician supervisor assisted by two animators fit and support women in the implementation of its activities through technical guidance, training and advice.

Production management:

Will be created committees to deal with current groupings in each locality. The production management on marketing may be entrusted to the management committees and facilitated by AMISPA, particularly with regard to contact with buyers and collective transport the products to the market, as well as the appreciation of the product which was not sold.