- Accommodation and food: 80.00 Euro
- Transportation: 50.00 Euro
- Activities: 35.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 35 Euro
Description: The project "Learning of agroecology" 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 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, the 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, ...etc.) so as to enrich the biodiiversity.
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;
Accommodation: On site of project: Accommodation conditions are generally rudimentary (especially in rural areas). The group is housed together in a house in which the volunteers have to share rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). We have small mattresses and plastic mats that will be used as bedding for the volunteers. Because the houses are often not equipped with beds. However, volunteers can provide small inflatable mattresses or small floor mats, sleeping bags, mosquito nets, etc.
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.
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. Chief-place of the Kloto prefecture.
Notes: If the volunteer's flight arrives during the night in Lomé; the volunteer is requested to make sure to spend the first night in a hotel in the capital. For the safety of the volunteers, our organization prohibits any night transport to the project site. Our colleague who is in charge of the reception of the volunteers can offer him/her a hotel room which costs a maximum of 15 euros.