Bissorã sector will have soon a new Cashew Processing Centre tat is being built within the project Cashew Processing and Commercialization, funded by European Union.
The project, which works directly with 2.720 farmers, aims to contribute to the reduction of chronic food insecurity and to increase the resilience of rural populations through improved cashew production and processing, and through the introduction of organized commercial activities.
The new Processing Centre will have 3 different store rooms: one for the fruit, another one for the nuts and another one for the pulp as well as two processing units, one for the nut and another for the pulp.
Within the project, two Cooperatives will be created representing the 2.720 farmers to create a new commercial and politic factor in Bissorã sector. The Cooperatives will also bring more possibilities for the small scale farmers of the region.
Once the Processing Centre and the Cooperatives ran, the project team together with the farmers and partners will elaborate a management system for the Centre to benefit the population of the region in general with a long term perspective.
“Patients from Bissorã Hospital are now attended with much better conditions thanks to Danish Relief Group donation. The five beds donated by the Group were placed in the paediatric room improving children’s care as these beds are in better conditions than the old ones. The old beds were put in the adults care room which allowed us to increase the capacity to host more adults to overnight at the Centre”, said Teresa Luisa Embaná, administrator of Bissorã Hospital, in Oio region.
Maternity received also wheelchairs that are used to transport pregnant women after giving birth, “before this donation women were carried to the caring room by their relatives, but now they are wheeled securely and comfortably”, confirms one of the nurses. Not only the women but also the new born babies receive now their first hygienic cares in a new bathtub which facilitates also nurses work.
Danish Relief Group donation included 350 glasses that are free distributed to the patients according to the optician prescription, “this distribution is really helpful as there are no shops in Bissorã to buy glasses, you only can find glasses in Bissau capital. Moreover few people can afford to buy them as they are very expensive for the majority of the population” (between 30 to 75 euros). A massage table, uniforms, bedside tables and rollators were also part of the donation.
Bissorã Hospital shared also some of the materials donated to the Health Centres nearby, aware of the fact that solidarity between the most needed is the base of community development.
The Japanese ambassador in Dakar, Mr. Shigeru OMORI, visited the Congreso de Cassacá school in Bissau capital, to corroborate how the work is progressing in the new school that is being building from the root within a new partnership between Japanese government and ADPP GB.
The aim of the project is to contribute to improve the quality of the educational system in Guinea-Bissau through the improvement of the infrastructures and equipment of the schools where children receive education.
The new school will have 7 different classrooms, all of them full equipped with furniture (140 desks and chairs for children and 7 desks and chairs for teachers). The new infrastructure will benefited directly 840 children per year from Missira neighbourhood, that will receive education in better conditions that will have a direct impact in the progress of their studies.
This is the third time Japanese government trust ADPP GB as implementer of development projects, focused all of them on Education, as its believed the base of any country to reach the progress.
The Federation Humana People to People (Humana People to People) is pleased to release its Humana People to People Progress Report: 2016 and Beyond, demonstrating the value of its work over the past year.
The report includes an overview of projects delivered by Humana People to People members, summary of major achievements, data on total projects delivered, partners worked with, people reached, case studies of particularly successful projects delivered by its 31 members and some of its plans for 2017.
2016 was both a challenging and exciting year for Humana People to People: challenging as members adapted to evolving political realities and rapidly changing development challenges; but exciting as Humana People to People grew and established new partnerships across the globe, took on new challenges, expanded interventions, learned multiple lessons and enjoyed many new experiences.
Humana People to People remains more committed than ever to combating the increasingly complex challenges and threats facing the world today: migrant crises, epidemics, the effects of climate change, food insecurity and inequality, as the international community aligns its commitments with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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20 women from Bissorã began their professional activities as seamstresses in the new tailor’s office created by the Vocational School, thanks to the financing of the German Embassy.
The 20 women attended the course of cutting, sewing and knitting at the Vocational School in Bessan in 2010. Today, thanks to ADPP GB’s partnership with the German Embassy, the new entrepreneurs through their association can develop their work and increase Income through an organized sale.
A Health Corps of 35 volunteers is already in the border areas of the Gabú and Bolama-Bijagós regions in order to strengthen the capacity of communities to cope
To common diseases and epidemics, and to increase their skills in preventing community health problems.
The follow-up project to the actions taken by ADPP GB since 2015 in the country’s border areas for the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus and other epidemics. The Volunteer Corps will work in the border areas until the end of 2017.
ADPP GB has been established in Guinea Bissau for more than three decades with the aim of contributing to the development of the country working shoulder to shoulder with the Guinean population. 35 years later, ADPP GB
celebrated the work carried out by the members of the organization over the years.
The opening ceremony took place at the Franco-Guinean Cultural Center with the presence of diplomatic corps, government, NGOs and ADPP officials. GB.Mario Cabral, former UNESCO ambassador, was in charge of closing the ceremony by appealing to the unity of all the actors To continue to work for the future of the country.
There was also a sporting event in the capital to promote unity as a way to achieve development under the motto “Together we create development”.
The African bank Orabank, committed to the development of Guinea-Bissau through annual support for development projects, made a donation to the School of Training of Teachers DNS for a value of 2,500,000 cfa. The funding is intended to support the International Research study conducted by students of the DNS School in the neighboring countries of the subregion for 2 months.
In International Research, students investigate the educational system of the countries visited, their economy, their media, their environment, their fishing and their health system, among others, which allows them to know other realities and analyze the advantages And challenges that Guinea-Bissau has to face for further development in the future as well as to achieve its future professional work for children with empowered tools based on first-person knowledge and not just through books.
The Farmers’ Clubs Renewable Energy project is now in the fifth and last year of its implementation. It is still working with 24 villages in the Bissora sector. In total 2600 families are organized in 52 clubs in the project area. During the last year the project is working in three operational activity areas: (A) Farming, (B) Processing and Commercialization, (C) Community or Social Activities.
Under the third line of Community and Social Activities, the project is operating 24 community centers in the villages. The community centers were established in 2013 and are being used for a variety of activities.
All community centers have solar equipment installed for electricity, which facilitates the activities that take place.
Activities taking place at the community centers are adult literacy courses, preschool educational activities, cultural events, meetings and film presentations, among other things.
In 2015 and 2016 the Farmers’ Club received a donation of furniture to refurbish the community centers. The donation came in two phases 5 centers received the furniture in 2015 and in 2016 in the month of May the other 19 community centers received the furniture. The donations of furniture have increased the interest of many farmers. There was an increase of farmers enrolling in the adult literacy courses.
Some of the other community activities carried out by the Farmers’ Clubs are sensitization campaigns about the use of latrines and the excavation of garbage pits, lessons about the environment and renewable energy sources, and sensitization about sexual reproductive health.
My name is Louis Sanha of Quere village, from Balanta tribe. I have been in the project Farmers’ Club for 17 months, but what I have learnt and achieved from this project is more than what I expected.
In my life I had never practiced horticulture; this year I established a vegetable garden of more than half a hectare and managed to produce 528 kg of tomatoes, 259 kg of water melon, 167 kg of onion including 89kgs of carrots. I was just trying. Furthermore, I also produced Cabbage, green pepper, djagatu, okra, lettuce, and local varieties of vegetables grown in our country.
The total production which has come out of this land is more than 4.5 tons. My life has really changed and my family is now a happy one. During the start of the project I was so reluctant to join but now I am very satisfied with the activities.”
Louis Sanha’s income level has increased because he has a supplementary income flowing from the horticulture activities. The capacity he developed had empowered him to economically build a hedge from hunger, economic vulnerability and also take farming as a business venture. Using the hand dug well for water provision in the initial stages has worked to his advantage as he has a perennial water source which supports market gardening. He foresees investment in a low-cost rope and washer pump to boost water supply and increase acreage as well as venturing into cashew-nut production.
Louis has been a model farmer in the tribe of Balantas where horticulture production is usually not generally in practice among the rural small-scale farmers. The mobilization for horticulture production is a key step in crop-diversification, nutrition support and commercialization of agronomy among rural farmers. It is a break-through when one regards such gardening roles being culturally expected to be undertaken by women as compared to men.