Mahamat, specialized land farmer
LEARNING PROCESS FOR NEW AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES IMPLEMENTED BY THE RESILAC PROGRAM: COMMUNE OF NGARANGOU, CHAD
MAHAMAT ADAM TCHARI is married, and father of 4 children. He resides in the Canton of Ngarangou (Mamdi Department, Chad). He is one of the beneficiaries of the RESILAC project.
He is a maize farmer, with the other members of his market garden group. In the photos, he is weeding his maize. He tells the story:
"Before the RESILAC project, I was a Community Master. I did market gardening but in a traditional way without many techniques.
The RESILAC project then arrived in my region, and developed a market garden site in Ngarangou. I decided to enroll in workshops at a Champ Ecole Paysan [a group of 20 to 25 people who meet once a week to cultivate a training plot throughout the growing season and learn together how to solve production problems], during which we were taught new farming techniques.
In the past, it was impossible for us to do market gardening in large areas. But since then, thanks to the installation of the solar irrigation system that gushes water at all times, we have managed to do market gardening on more than 4 hectares!
From now on, I intend to persevere in my activity because economically, I have become stable".