Help End Hunger and Malnutrition in the Comoros Islands!
Earth Rights Institute is working directly with our West Africa office to initiate our first program with the Comoros Island. In partnership with the Government of the Comoros Islands, we have been collaborating with their Consul Mme Diaby to push forward our participation to address poverty and malnutrition in the Comoros. We are scheduled to go sometime early 2017 for our official visit to launch our partnership. Our first project will be to coordinate local food gardens and a garden training program for the poverty stricken villages of the Comoros Islands. Our projects will include a nutrition training program which leads to a good healthy life.
In conjunction with the Anjouan Island government in the Comoros Islands and Earth Rights Institute, the Comoros Islands Family Food Gardens project offers gardens, garden training programs and nutrition programs. This project is a community-led effort that empowers Comoros Island citizens with skills needed to create and sustain family food gardens and community gardens, thus providing them with necessary sustenance and nutrition.
This project will assist in achieving four United Nation's Global Goals:
Goals and Objectives
Over the course of 12 months, the program will be facilitated by an Earth Rights Institute representative in conjunction with a local community liaison.
The facilitators will guide the creation and upkeep of:
- 50 Family food gardens
- A community garden to serve 10 elderly individuals over the course of 12 months
Each family is provided
- Seeds and seedlings
- Breeding pairs of small animals and animal hutches
- Gardening, protection and coverage materials
Garden Training Program
A garden training program will train locals to construct a sustenance garden by sustainably cultivating local varieties of fruits and vegetables.
A nutrition training program will educate and empower local residents on good health habits and the nutritional values of indigenous fruits and vegetables.