Category Archives: CEFA/Ag

Palm destroyed

Our dear friend and ministry colleague, Paul N., is crazy about palm trees.  He usually plants just those that are beneficial in some way, but he planted these beautiful, purely ornamental, Bismarkia palms at the base of the CEFA farm

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Dragon fruit climbing

The cactus-like dragon fruit plant climbs and climbs as high as it can, and then when the tip bends over and hangs down, it is ready to bear fruit.  Roy’s got them growing up various trees around the CEFA farm,

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Making soap locally

CEFA hosted a seminar on soap making for the local women’s self-help groups.   Using the abundant supply of palm oil at the CEFA farm, the women learned how to make soap.  The downside is the need to find (not locally

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Watch out! Durians are in season!

Seriously, you do not want to be under a durian tree at this time of year!  Aside from the attack on your sense of smell, you do not want to get bonked on the head by one of these spiny,

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CEFA farm haps!

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CEFA farm haps! Fruits.

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Workers and music

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,…  except they’re not singing the seven dwarves’ song, they’re listening to some cuhrazy music on their phones.  Seems like music helps us get the job done, giving us energy and

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Village visit

Roy was able to go with Nadege and Benoit to a nearby village to help the ag co-op there measure out placement for planting their coffee plants.  This particular co-op is doing very well and is a great example of

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Cinnamon

Last week CEFA harvested cinnamon for the first time.  You are supposed to be able to harvest after 2 year’s growth, but this first bunch has rather thin bark.  It definitely has a very strong cinnamon aroma though, and after

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The ag work just keeps on

Whether it’s grafting,

seeing new blossoms that mean fruit in the future (this is a very different cola nut tree),

planting a coconut tree with tithonia leaves all around it to deter termites’ destruction,

Roy and Alexandre, the farm manager,

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