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  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
  • Yangasso Community Garden
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Yangasso Community Garden Reports Back!

100Percent’s contribution to the Yangasso community garden was enough to cover the installation
of the drip irrigation equipment, training for the farmers, and a portion of the cost of purchasing the water connectors.

A hand up!

The flow-on effects from these improvements will benefit the community threefold:
increasing food security for vulnerable families,
reducing malnutrition rates in the area, and
providing greater income generating opportunities for farmers.

Yangasso's Story

For the first half of 2013, 100Percent had been raising funds exclusively in response to the West Africa food crisis. So when World Vision told us the Yangasso community needed a drip irrigation system to increase vegetable production, it seemed like a great opportunity to support not only food security, but also the long-term sustainability of the progress Yangasso had already made in its development journey.

The Yangasso garden is one of the main arteries of the Area Development Programme. 200 of the most vulnerable members of the community benefit from the food security, nutrition, and livelihood opportunities it provides. However, up until now, farmers have relied on rudimentary means of irrigation - usually watering cans or buckets - which are physically demanding and limit production.
Yangasso Plains
Yangasso Drip System
The drip irrigation system not only supports increased efficiency for production, but also extends the period during which crops can be planted and grown as water is made more readily available. The flow-on effects from these improvements will benefit the community threefold: increasing food security for vulnerable families, reducing malnutrition rates in the area, and providing greater income generating opportunities for farmers.
 
Members of the garden management committee have received training on the use and maintenance of the drip irrigation system so they can be self-sufficient in their operations. World Vision has helped the management committee set up an affordable user fee system with a governance structure to ensure the community has funds set aside to purchase new equipment when things wear out in the future. World Vision has also established links between Yangasso, the Government Agriculture Service, and other in-country sector specialists to provide on-going follow-up and support to farmers when World Vision transitions out of the area.
 
Here at 100Percent we love to see communities getting a hand up in their development - the drip irrigation system is just that for Yangasso. 
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