Fly for Life Organic Farm Education Center
The Fly for Life Organic Farm Education Center will train local farmers about sustainable agricultural methods such as organic farming, resource conservation and soil health, pollution prevention, and self-sufficiency. The farm’s headquarters will be used as a hub to host volunteers from around the world with skills and knowledge to help the farm become self-sustaining by creating a marketplace for selling organic food and coffee.
Fly for Life is nonprofit led by social entrepreneur, Jeremies Pimizi. The organization promotes sustainable tourism and organic farming in Togo, Africa. The purpose of the organization is to improve the environment, education, and incomes of farming communities in Togo, Africa.
With the help of international volunteers, Fly For Life has started providing training to local farmers about sustainable agricultural methods. Last year this small volunteer-lead organization worked with a farmer to successfully plant and harvest the community’s first organic pepper farm!
Fly for Life is also partnering with a US-based organization called Fin Mango to provide financial training to farmers.
Fly for Life Organic Farm Education Center will need to raise $10,000 to launch the project and get it operational. This amount will enable the organization to purchase farmland, build a modest community building, purchase supplies, hire staff and recruit volunteers to start the farming and education program. The small community building will house staff and volunteers, and hold training workshops and community events.
A recent blog post – Sustainable Tourism and Organic Farming in Togo, Africa – provides more information about Fly for Life’s organic farming and educational efforts.
To find out how you can support this initiative, stay tuned. We’re compiling a funding mechanism for individuals, organizations and businesses to join and support this effort. You may wish to donate directly or contact Hundredgivers for more information.