Saturday, 17 August 2013

Report On - Namibia Centership Health Volunteer Training/Tutungeni Centre for Hope Rosh Pinah

Namibia Centership Health Volunteer Training/Tutungeni Centre for Hope Rosh Pinah
Veggie Tunnel Implementation for Community consumption and Income Generating Activity

Report by Emmanuel Muyumba Urban- Peri-urban Horticulturist

Duration of Training and Garden Implementation: 24 of July to 9th of August 2013


CONTENTS
I. - Training
A. Attendance
B. Training Curriculum
C. Student Performance/Certification
II. - Veggie Tunnels Implementation and Set-up
A. Planting
B. Budget
C. Income Generating Plan
D. Feeding Plan for the community
CONCLUSION
CONTINUED MONITORING


I. Training

On Monday 29 of July to 9th of August 2013, 15 candidates formed part of Micro-Garden/Veggie Tunnel Production training event organized by MSH and presented by Emmanuel Muyumba. MSH-AIDSSTAR-TWO and Roshkor funded the training and Garden Implementation.
This training was conducted to enable the community health workers forming part of the network of the NHKC to sustain veggie tunnels and and manage the green scheme as part of community feeding and income generating activities. This is the first phase of a project to establish gardens at the center with the ultimate goal for feeding, teach gardening and entrepreneurial skills to center beneficiaries and provide nutritional food to the center and the community. These gardens will benefit the needy communities, in which center the CHKC conduct their daily activity of creating an HIV/AIDS and TB awareness and and the other needs as the CHKC will see the needs of its people community.
The CHKC saw the challenge of doing health presentations to the houses of people who are in a great need of food empty-handed; they then approached MSH-AIDSSTAR-TWO for possible funding in setting up a garden for its community. With the training offered the students have and entrepreneurial skills and the opportunity to teach these skills to others in the community that they serve, while producing nutritious food.
The garden is located in the Karas region of Namibia in the south parts precisely in Rosh Pinah, which is a mining town. The garden is placed in the center of town next to a nearby a zinc mine. The water reservoirs of the town derive from Orangemound River. It is the first in its design in Rosh Pinah and has become the center of attraction to the passing by.
The excitement the community shows to have a garden of their own since they have not been supported much in this area and were left abandoned to buy time-to-time expensive veggies at local stores. With this garden in their possession, they will be able even to supply fresh produce to the stores and the community.

A. Partakers of the Training
1. VILHO NANGOLO
2. NOODI MIRJAM
3. HILENI NDILIMEKE NDEUTAPO
4. FERDRIEKA AMBUNDA
5. HILYA ANTONIUS
6. MARIA MBAKU ALBERTH
7. ANNA WILHEMIEN CORNELIUS
8. HAIREKA BETHILIA KASIKU
9. AMANDA KAMATI
10. MAGDALENA NGHINYANGELWA
11. ERISON MAHUPE NYAMBE
12. ALMA T. NUUYUNI
13. STEVEN MBAMBO DIYEVE
14. JOHANNA PETRUS
15. BENEDICTUS SHIYINGA
16. VICTORIA MWENENI NEVELA
The group as said was made of 13 members of a network mentioned earlier above in the introduction of this report and of 3 members of the community center.

B. Training Curriculum
Course Expectations
Introduction to Horticulture/Micro-garden/Veggie tunnel production
Part I. Veggie-tunnel
I. Definitions of a Tunnel
II. Basic layout of a Tunnel
III. Maintenance of a Tunnel
Part II. Planting Bags
I. Descriptions
II. Soil Selection
III. Water usage
IV. Fertilizer
V. Seedling Mix
VI. Seed Selection
Part III. Planting Calendar
I. Definition
II. Seed and Cultivar Name
III. Crop Rotation
IV. Harvesting and Crop Cycles
V. Vegetable Groups
Part IV. Starting a Vermicompost Farm
I. Bin vermicompost
II. Compost Production as a Soil Substrate
Part V. Micro-garden
I. Table Garden Principles for Communities and household
II. Production of Potatoes in Tires
Part VI. Pest and Diseases
I. Aphids
II. White Fly
III. Red Spider Mite
IV. Fungus
V. Nematodes
VI. Frost
VII. Mildew
VIII. Rusts
Extras: Data Harvest Recording Veggie Tunnel Economics Marketing and Transport Profitability
Practical learning, setting up and down of a tunnels, watering and bag filling, cleaning up of the surroundings and garden administration and leadership
As mentioned, the training lasted for a period of 10 days and students showed their devotion and commitment to the training. On the first two days of the training TWO of the delegates of the office of MSH attended the training and checked that all arranged were made as far as the refreshments are concerned and material which they took full charge of printing and compiling it all into a file that was handed over to the students.
Students were left with notes and had to go home with homework as a learning assessment for the trainer to see if he could improve the level of understanding. With their homework, they all managed to complete with a satisfying results.
Among the 13 students, members of the community 3 were identified to monitor the garden and stand on a leadership position.
One Supervisor: ERISON MAHUPE NYAMBE One Assistant: ALMA T. NUUYUNI One Secretary: JOHANNA PETRUS
The three will be permanent at the garden and ensure that all goes well


C. Student Performance/Certification
The students performed to standards in attendance, practical learning and theory learning as well. They showed a great enthusiasm to the curriculum and grab every single knowledge with eagerness to keep it.
It was agreed that they would receive a certificate of achievement that will be endorsed by the USAID and Roshkor and handed down to them on 15th August 2013 during the time which the garden will officially be handed over to them by the sponsors of it.
Emmanuel Muyumba will sign the certificate and the endorsing companies that sponsored the garden.
Students performed with these results each:
1. VILHO NANGOLO: 67.7%
2. NOODI MIRJAM: 52.7%
3. HILENI NDILIMEKE NDEUTAPO: 57.5%
4. FERDRIEKA AMBUNDA: 51.4%
5. HILYA ANTONIUS: 59%
6. MARIA MBAKU ALBERTH: 58.8%
7. ANNA WILHEMIEN CORNELIUS: 62.3%
8. HAIREKA BETHILIA KASIKU: 61.8%
9. AMANDA KAMATI: 53.5%
10. MAGDALENA NGHINYANGELWA: 54.3
11. ERISON MAHUPE NYAMBE: 63%
12. ALMA T. NUUYUNI: 57.5%
13. STEVEN MBAMBO DIYEVE: Participated
14. JOHANNA PETRUS: 63.6
15. BENEDICTUS SHIYINGA: Participated
16. VICTORIA MWENENI NEVELA: 55%


II. Veggie Tunnels Implementation and Set-up

Emmanuel Muyumba implemented the garden by setting up the veggie tunnel with the assistance of students.

A. Planting
Tunnel One
Tunnel Two
Row A
Row B
Row C
Row A
Row B
Row C
Beets
Spinach
Onions
Spinach
Cabbage
Carrots

Tunnel Three
Tunnel Four
Row A
Row B
Row C
Row A
Row B
T3
Onions
Spinach
Beetroots
Tomatoes
Onions
Carrots

Tunnel Five
Tunnel Six
Row A
Row B
Row C
Row A
Row B
Row C
Kale
Spinach
Carrots
Tomatoes
Spinach
Beetroots

Tunnel Seven
Tunnel Eight
Row A
Row B
Row C
Row A
Row B
Row C
Onions
Cabbage
Spinach
Beetroots
Spinach
Kale

Students were fully involved in the planting of the crops and so they implemented the skills received during the training. Emmanuel participated in the planting but most on the supervision of it.

B. Budget
The budget of the garden, which was supposed, by two parties and mainly goes like this with the expenses included.
Students were fully involved in the planting of the crops and so they implemented the skills received during the training. Emmanuel participated in the planting but most on the supervision of it.
<!--[if !supportMisalignedColumns]--> <!--[endif]-->

The budget of the garden, which was supposed, by two parties and mainly goes like this with the expenses included. Needs
Costs
8 Veggie-tunnel 40% Net shade 200m
N$ 16 250
256m of Pvc pipes
N$ 4 096
15 Black water pipe
N$ 120
20m Pegs
N$ 440
45m wire
N$ 800

N$ 2 500 Per Tunnel set up Labor
N$ 20 000

Training Cost For 2 weeks Cost Per day N$ 1000
N$ 14 000


Transport Cost of Material WHK-RP
N$ 6 000

Trainer’s Accommodation and Food
N$ 12 000

Sowing Sand for 8 Veggie-tunnel 60cubits sand
N$12 000

Planting Seedling Mix 16 Bags
N$ 880

4900 Planting bags
N$ 9 8004

4 Water tanks and stand
N$ 10 150

20m Pegs
N$ 440

4 Hydroponic Fertilizer Bags
N$ 2 200

Total Cost
N$ 109 176


These costs were sponsored by MSH-AIDSSTAR-TWO. Furthermore, the students received tools from the main sponsor such as wheelbarrow, spades and pliers. Budget Sponsored by Roshkor, they will assist as well in terms of helping financially and making sure that the garden is fenced in future. They will also allocate space for the office and as storage within the space of the garden.

Income Generating Plan:-
Needs
Cost
Seeds
N$ 2 491
Spinach Seeds
N$ 174
Carrots Seeds
N$ 174
Onion Seed
N$ 1 100
Beetroots
N$ 250
Tomatoes
N$ 550
Cabbage
N$ 174
Leek
N$ 120
Total Cost
N$ 2 491
Budget Sponsored by Roshkor, they will assist as well in terms of helping financially and making sure that the garden is fenced in future. They will also allocate space for the office and as storage within the space of the garden.

  
<!--[if !supportMisalignedColumns]--> <!--[endif]-->
VEGETABLE NAMES
HARVEST PER WEEK
INCOME FROM TUNNELS

Amount of Leaves
Cash In
N$ 50c /Leave
Per Month
Per Year
Spinach Harvest after 3 Months
2600leaves
N$ 1300
N$ 10400
N$ 124 800

Carrots Harvest after 4 Months
110 Kg
N$ 10/1Kg
*N$ 1 100
N$ 4 400

Onion Harvest after 6 Months
110 Kg
N$ 10/1Kg
*N$ 1 100
N$ 4 400

Beetroots Harvest after 4 Months
110 Kg
N$ 10/1Kg
*N$ 1 100
N$ 4 400

Tomatoes Harvest after 3 Months
110 Kg
N$ 10/1Kg
*N$ 1 100
N$ 4 400

Cabbage Harvest after 4 Months
250 Cabbage
N$ 4/1Cab
N$ 1 000
N$ 4 000

Leek Harvest after 3 Months
110 Kg
N$ 10/1Kg
*N$ 1 100
N$ 4 400


Total Income Year-Round
NS 98 400


Expenses
Costs
Labor
Per Gardener
N$ 700
Water
N$ 1 000
Seeds
N$ 4 000
8bags Fertilizers
N$ 4400
Total
N$ 10100

C. Income out of the Tunnels
Note: Plants with a Star (*) are once of harvested and then rotated to be planted in another veggie-tunnel. In the list, tomato is a summer crop that can only be planted in summer. The rest are crops that year-round planted. The income is an estimate that is not fix but will move down and up according to the performance of nature and the tunnels.


D. Feeding Plan for the community
The garden that has been implemented will be a feeding scheme 75% and an income generating facility to the group and the sustainability of the project. The total members of the community together with the gardeners that will be legal beneficiaries amount to a number of 91 people.
The NCHV (Namibia Centership Health Community Volunteer), conducts its services within the community by giving presentation on health matters. They are community that is suffering from malnutrition and TB. Together with the group (NCHV) we have identified that our harvest of the fresh produce of the garden will be beneficial to the enhancement of the community health. In this regards each member of the 91 will receive a parcel of vegetables once or twice in week that they and their family can feed on as an addition to their daily meals.


CONTINUED MONITORING
Emmanuel’s involvement with the community of Rosh Pinah ended in implementing the garden, monitoring it for a period of 3 weeks and training the students in the correct skills of veggie-tunnel production.
With these mind Emmanuel has made the following Recommendation to the office of MSH, Roshkor and the ministry of health and other parties involved directly or indirectly involved in to consider a fee for follow-up and sustainability.
This fee is for a period of 8months follow-up the amount which Emmanuel Requested is N$ 3 000 which is explained hereto this table
Cost/Month For
Period of 8Months
Task at Hand in the period of 8Months
What next Project Phases
N$ 3 000
Improving skills, levels related to the project.
Phase 1: Implementation of a drip-line irrigation system
Phase 2: Establishment of Table Garden for community household consumption
Phase 3: Implementation of a vermicompost Farming

N$ 3 000
Show the communities how to take the ownership of their project.
N$ 3 000
Establish a horticulture culture.
N$ 3 000
Skills to ensure self-sustainability.
N$ 3 000
To establish super gardeners (Champions)
N$ 3 000
Assist gardeners in planting, transplanting, pest control
N$ 3 000
Assist gardeners in reporting
N$ 3 000
Establish a possibility of market for sustainability
Total N$ 24 000

NB: The cost for the phase will run separately with the monitoring cost of the project. The NCHV also look forward for possible extension on land for more productivity.
CONCLUSION
It was requested that the project be fenced, Emmanuel was happy and pleased with the involvement of every student who has performed to their level best eager to learn and highly motivated to assist and help the community.
There were challenges that we faced within the group such as language barrier, little details that we had to forget and remember them later on. Above all our challenges we managed to come to a final product of this all, which we are proud of and rejoice that it is done and well done.

Report by
Emmanuel Muyumba
Urban- Peri-urban Horticulturist  
+264813899866