Some while ago we helped a few subsistence farmers in Uganda to buy some Jack beans via their phones. At harvest they had so many beans that they could sell some beans and start agroecology.
But then much of their other crops were destroyed by floods and locusts and just their Jack bean plants survived!
Then to the delight of many, it was discovered that they could prevent starvation by eating the Jack beans! A few weeks after sowing they now eat some leaves and later pods.
But the news has spread and desperate farmers - like the one from a CBO below - are asking us for help so they can also grow Jack beans and survive!
But our savings are limited and no NGO has yet shown any interest. except by using JB seeds as aid food.
Please make suggestions as to how these subsistence farmers can be helped!
Graham Knight email@example.com
We are so excited to write to you and show our interest in jack bean community garden farming.
We are located in Easter region of Uganda Busia district boardering Kenya. This is 4 months since we have hard of Jack bean from one farmer Mr Njoroge Elias allied to community hands against poverty from kenya.
Therefore we are requesting for support and get the seeds from uganda seed bank in kampala.
As community service providers we look forward to seeing the project as kick point to alleviate hanger during this period of pandemic.
We hope to start small and we grow big since the seeds are not rambant in the area.
*We can receive funds on mobile money number +256782748084 *