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- Hosting organisation support: 200 Euro
Description: Agroecology learning is a project that has been set up by the ASTOVOT for a few years. It is in the context of sustainable agriculture and land preservation. It involves the exploitation of a market gardening plot in agroecology where a diversity of organic vegetables are grown for local consumption.This project has two components. The first component is the production of organic vegetables and the second is awareness and training on the implementation of the ecological garden and eco-gestures. By setting up this project, ASTOVOT intends to focus on the initial aspect of agro-ecology: in the form of agricultural and manual skills respectful of the fauna and flora, (no chemical inputs, with plant cover, associations of plants or vegetables .) so as to enrich the biodiversity of the site.
Type of Work: AIMS OF PROJECT:
Preserve the biodiversity of the site ;
Promote the cultivation of various organic products (vegetables and fruits) through agroecology;
To encourage educational exchanges on agroecology and other practices of a more responsible agriculture ; WORK :
Board making, nursery, hoeing;
Protection of seedlings (shading), transplanting of seedlings, watering of seedlings of various cultivated vegetables;
Reinforce the garden fence;
Construction of a straw and bamboo straw hut for relaxation and conservation of tools and products;
Organization of educational activities in the garden with the children;
Study Theme: Thus this project is also intended to be a crossroads for the exchange of skills, experimentation and promotion of organic crops between local and international volunteers. Our agro-ecological garden is located in an environment rich in biodiversity and vegetation, with a small river next to it which allows the watering of the beds.
Accommodation: Housing conditions are generally basic (especially in rural areas). The group is housed together in a house in which the volunteers have to share the rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). We have small mattresses and plastic mats that will be used as bedding for the volunteers. Because housing is often not equipped with beds. However, volunteers can provide small air mattresses or small floor mats, sleeping bags, mosquito nets ...etc. Volunteers prepare their own meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on site. The dishes are varied and diverse with local and imported ingredients provided.
Language: French and English are the two languages of the project. However, French is the official language spoken in Togo. It is advisable for English-speaking volunteers wishing to participate in this project to have a minimum level in French, because a large majority of local volunteers and communities have a low level in English.
Requirements: ASTOVOT volunteering workcamps are open to everyone, regardless of the nationality of the volunteers. The min age required is 18 years. No special skills are required, just motivation for the activities presented and good morals.The workcamps can be of several types (more or less physical, more or less "intellectual"), it is therefore recommended that volunteers target the one that best suits them
Approximate Location: Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.With about 101 088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region.
Notes: The diet of each volunteer is respected and taken into account in the preparation of the meals. During the international days decreed on the workcamp, each group of volunteers (Europeans or Togolese) can present a typical dish from their country or continent. As part of the international workcamp, several activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations but also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region where the construction site is located. It should be noted that the participation (transport, visiting fees and other costs) of these activities are covered by the volunteers themselves.