This Friday, August 18, 2023, a SAILD team deployed to the headquarters of Jeunesse et Développement Durable pour l’Afrique (J2D Afrique) in Yaoundé for an agroecology knowledge dissemination session.
A little over twenty people gathered at the J2D Afrique offices to watch a number of videos on how to prepare insect repellents from nature’s leaves, without the use of chemicals, in order to chase away unnecessary insects that destroy crops. This theme had been chosen in advance by the participants to provide them with knowledge to meet the needs of the producers supported by J2D Afrique.
After the videos had been shown, there was a lively exchange of views, enabling participants to gain a better understanding of the issues involved. “I can already make insect repellents thanks to SAILD, and I’d like to see them deployed in schools so that pupils can learn about agro-ecology”, said a trainee at the end of the discussions led by SAILD’s agricultural advisory manager. The J2D Afrique coordinator also expressed his satisfaction with the working session, while thanking SAILD for its availability.
Prior to the screening itself, a presentation of the projection equipment was given to the participants, the majority of whom were students on placement. The equipment, which includes an intelligent projector that can operate without energy, was donated by Access Agriculture as part of the Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture in Africa (CCAB) project. As part of this project, SAILD is responsible for disseminating knowledge on agroecology and organic farming within the knowledge hub for organic farming in Central Africa (PCAC).
Jean Kouna (Intern)