Summary of 2021 and plans for 2022
The year was marked by COVID-19 but we managed to keep all basic activities up and running. Arne Ivar from Trondheim was on a day visit to the farm in September. Otherwise, no visits from Norway.
The main consequences of COVID-19 on our activities:
Some statistics 2021
Twa's beans planted on the Farm Work on the Farm
We managed to balance income and the cost of our activities well in 2021. Due to COVID-19 only a small quantity coffee was available for sale in Norway, so income was primarily from donations. We prioritized providing work for as many as possible to give some income, initiating work like bamboo planting instead of giving more emergency food.
See annual report and annual account under Organisation tab for more information.
MORE DETAILS for 2022
In 2022 we are prepared for the uncertainty and restrictions COVID-19 imposes in Rwanda.
“Start-up package”: we have an overall idea to offer local farmers a “start-up package” with animals and plants which are optimal in relation to available land, resources and nutrition.
Support the school/more children to school
Cash crops: coffee and macadamia
To look after coffee plants and macadamia trees is labour intensive, so FRED’S FARM provides work for many. In the future the income from these cash crops will give income to FRED’s FARM project and cover most of the running cost. We are continually looking for better methods to care for these crops.
The bamboo planted last year to stop erosion of farming land in the river valley bordering to FRED'S FARM. These plants require follow-up over the coming year to establish a strong bamboo belt along the river. Once big enough, bamboo can be used as a building material for the farm and we will look into the feasibility of establishing a small bamboo workshop.
Picture- The six Twa children supportet by the project in their new uniforms, January 2022.
Thank you again for all the support to the project 😀
You can read about the project in SKJETLEIN school paper from december 2021