Recovering from the Village Floods – Contract Farming (agriculture contractuelle) is being Replanted

Now that the floods in the village seem to be over,

everyone is replanting. One of the few good things about a flood is that many of the insects are killed. But at the same time, so are many of  the vegetables!

Just before the floods the gardens were producing a variety of vegetables, some are shown here.


Newly-planted crops are beginning to come up; short-leaved spinach in the front and improved lenga-lenga and colocaise in the back. The colocaise was not killed by the flooding.

Seedlings to be outplanted within a week or so, including Rocket (Italian) lettuce, tomatoes for sauces, etc.

Soon, we hope to be able to offer the Kitchen cuisine with lots of good things for the buffets, as here - a salad before the floods with village veggies.

While very unfortunate for the Hotel, the flood was a disaster for village smallholders who, in part , survive on their gains from these and other plants that are either eaten or sold.


About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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