Thursday, October 29, 2009
During our visit in June, we shot some good video of the Agriculture process we are teaching the villagers. We are in the process of editing that and will, hopefully, have some completed videos to post soon. Agriculture is a vital element in providing not only food for a family in Zambia, but also a source of a small income. Since they only have 2 seasons, rainy and dry, a process called drip-irrigation is used to help them grow 2-3 crops per year rather than just one. We have also encouraged them to rotate their crops and make better use of the lay of the land. It's an encouraging sight to see these huge heads of cabbage exploding out of the ground.
Needless to say, there is no Wal-Mart, Kroger, or Cosco. Everything they need they either grow or have to trade or buy; and when you have nothing to start with, that's sometimes impossible so starvation and malnutrition is the result. This Agriculture education brings new life to these small and remote villages.