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Rwanda food security project and PDC

Posted by andy macey about 11 years ago

An overview of what we have observed in the week leading up to the PDC

I am working with Rick Coleman from Southern Cross Permaculture Institute in Rwanda, we are undertaking a food security project and teaching a full 2 week PDC to local agronomists, members of agricultural cooperatives and local staff of ADRA Rwanda an NGO that is active in the Eastern Province of the Country.

Below is a copy of the overview of week one written by Rick:

Status update by Southern Cross Permaculture Institute.

Been writing from my personal facebook and thought I better send something from here. Working in Rwanda, SCPI has been set the task of moving 38000 people towards food water and income security.

The job has been made easier by mostly government friendly and proactive policies on sustainability. ADRA,the NGO contracting us has already made deep inroads towards this goal.

Key aspects to deal with are an inconsistent rainfall due to global warming. (techniques to adress this are new to a people that always had reliable seasons).

Food diversity is strong but quality is inconsistent. Partly due to rainfall,partly skills and knowledge.Marketing produce relates back to an individual villagers lack of power at the marketplace.

ADRA has already assisted in the formation of cooperatives so this gives us a mechanism to work with. Small community banks are also common. Anyway that's the big pattern. We'll try to get photos but restricted by bandwith.

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Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Rick Coleman
Other Teachers: Naomi Coleman, Kat Lavers
Location: Southern Cross Permaculture Institute
Date: Mar 2011
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PDC teacher training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna farm
Date: Nov 2011
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advanced permaculture principles and reading the landscape
Type: Other
Teacher: david holmgren
Location: melliodora farm
Date: Nov 2011
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design skills and APT flow
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Robyn Francis
Location: djanbung gardens: permaculture college australia
Date: Jan 2012
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