Social Development International is teaming up with the department of agriculture biz, university of Buea, to establish a seedling nursery in the community of Buea and help 50 families create home vegetable gardens yearly. The project will help provide diversity to the diets of families to improve nutritional status and reduce malnutrition. it will also open up new economic opportunities as they can receive training and sell excess vegetables and vegetable products in nearby cities.
There are few economic opportunities in Buea so many are left with
farming as a source of income. Family nutrition is poor and unvaried,
and many families lack a balanced diet which will lead to long term
health problems. New economic opportunities, nutrition education and
awareness are needed in the community of Buea to address food
security,nutrition and new farming techniques. Buea soil is fertile and
farmers find it easy to plant horticultural crops.