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What is the general situation in The Gambia?

The general situation in The Gambia is complex and characterized by many challenges. The Gambia is a small West African country crossed by the Gambia River Estuary and almost completely surrounded by Senegal.

One of the biggest challenges in The Gambia is economic development. The country is one of the poorest in Africa, and many people live in poverty. Agriculture is the main industry, but the country is affected by erratic rainfall and soil erosion, which reduces yields. The fishing industry also struggles with overfishing and limited resources.

Politically, the country has also experienced some turbulence in recent years. A peaceful transfer of power took place following the resignation of longtime President Yahya Jammeh in 2017, but concerns remain about human rights and press freedom.

Despite these challenges, there are also positive developments in The Gambia. There is a growing tourism industry that benefits from the country’s sandy beaches and rich culture and history. There are also efforts to diversify and modernize agriculture and other sectors of the economy.
Overall, however, The Gambia remains a country that faces many challenges and still needs much work to improve its economic and political situation and ensure the well-being of its people.

How many job seekers are there in The Gambia?

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the unemployment rate in The Gambia was 6.8% in 2020. This means that of the working-age population actively looking for work, about 6.8% have not found work.
However, the official unemployment rate may not be representative of the actual situation in the labor market in The Gambia, as many people are informally employed and are not included in official statistics. There are also many people working in precarious jobs who do not earn enough to meet their basic needs.
There is also high youth unemployment in The Gambia. According to the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS), the youth unemployment rate was about 38.5% in 2018. This poses a challenge for the country as youth unemployment can lead to social tensions and affect economic development.

What is best in Africa and financially for self-sustainability and for export (Europe)?

There is no clear answer as to what is best in Africa for self-sustainability and export to Europe as this depends on many factors such as climate, natural resources, infrastructure, political stability and market demand.
However, there are some products that are successfully grown and exported in different African countries, such as coffee, tea, cocoa, cotton, gems and minerals, fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and many more.
Another promising opportunity is the tourism sector, as Africa is rich in natural resources and cultural attractions.
It is important to note that any type of economic activity in Africa must be carefully planned and implemented to ensure that it is sustainable, socially responsible, and respects local communities and environment.

Avocados, artichokes, vegetables (tomatoes, onion, garlic), spices (chili, jalapen Ions, …), cocoa, chicken, bread (wheat, oil), olive trees – olive oil, make me a plan for an African farm.

An African farm specializing in the cultivation of avocados, artichokes, vegetables (tomatoes, onions, garlic), spices (chili, jalapenos), cacao, chickens, bread (wheat, oil) and olive trees/olive oil could be planned as follows:

  • Land and resources: the farm needs sufficient land with suitable soil and climatic conditions for growing the different crops and keeping chickens. It is important that the land is located near water sources to ensure adequate irrigation. Also, the farm needs sufficient labor and machinery to cultivate the land.
  • Avocado and artichoke cultivation: for the cultivation of avocados and artichokes, the farm needs specialized knowledge and techniques to achieve high harvest quality and quantity. It is important to prune trees regularly to maximize yields and maintain tree health.
  • Vegetable and spice crops: tomatoes, onions, garlic, chilies and jalapenos are important vegetable and spice crops that can be grown on the farm. It is important that the plants are grown under proper conditions to achieve high quality and crop yields. This includes proper irrigation, fertilization and pest control.
  • Cocoa farming: growing cocoa requires specialized knowledge and techniques to achieve high quality and crop yields. The farm requires suitable soils and climatic conditions to grow cocoa. It is also important that cacao beans are carefully harvested and processed to achieve high quality and price.
  • Chicken farming: keeping chickens requires specialized knowledge and techniques to achieve high egg and meat production. It is important that chickens are kept in suitable houses that are cleaned regularly to maintain the health of the animals. Also, proper feeding and hygiene are important to ensure the quality and health of the eggs and meat.
  • Bread production: the farm can also produce bread from wheat and oil to generate additional income. This requires a bakery where the bread is baked and packaged. It is important that the bakery is equipped with appropriate equipment and machinery to ensure high quality and quantity of bread production.To produce bread, the farm needs flour from wheat, oil and other ingredients. The wheat can be either grown on the farm itself or bought from other farmers. It is important that the bread comes in a variety of flavors and sizes to meet demand. The bread can then either be sold on the local market or prepared for export to Europe.
  • Olive cultivation: the cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil is another important part of the African farm. Olives require suitable climatic conditions and soils for cultivation. It is important that olive trees are regularly tended and pruned to maximize the quality and quantity of olives. The olives can then be taken to an oil mill where they are processed into olive oil. The olive oil can then be sold on the local market or prepared for export to Europe.
  • Distribution: the African farm can sell the different products on the local market and thus satisfy the demand of the local population. However, it is also important to consider exporting the products to Europe to generate additional sources of income. For this, it is important that the farm has all the necessary certifications and quality controls to meet European standards.

In summary, an African farm specializing in growing avocados, artichokes, vegetables (tomatoes, onions, garlic), spices (chili, jalapenos), cocoa, chicken, bread (wheat, oil), and olive trees/olive oil can be successful if it has the necessary land, resources, and expertise. It is important that the farm is regularly maintained to maximize the quality and quantity of the harvest and that the products are offered on the local market and for export to Europe.

Water, irrigation. Ground best to dig with wells or wells.

If you want to make a plan for constructing a well in an arid zone in Africa, you should consider the following steps:

  • Site identification: select a suitable site for well construction that is close to agricultural land and extends sufficiently deep into the water table.
  • Soil investigation: a soil investigation is required to determine the soil type and texture, as this may have implications for well construction.
  • Planning and Permitting: Create a plan for well construction and obtain the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities.
  • Well construction: the well can be drilled either manually or with machinery. It is important that the depth of the well is sufficient to reach the water table. The size of the well depends on the intended use, but usually a diameter of 4-6 inches is sufficient.
  • Pump Installation: Once the well is dug, a pump must be installed to draw the water from the well. There are several types of pumps to choose from, but the selection will depend on the amount of water needed.
  • Irrigation system: an irrigation system must be installed to bring the water from the well to the farmland. There are different types of irrigation systems such as drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, or gravity irrigation, but the selection depends on the specific needs of the farm.
  • Maintenance: it is important to maintain the well on a regular basis to ensure that it is functioning properly and providing a continuous supply of water. Regular maintenance includes cleaning the well, replacing parts, and checking the pumping system.

In summary, constructing a well in an arid zone in Africa is an important investment for agriculture and farmland irrigation. However, constructing a well requires careful planning and preparation to ensure that the well reaches deep enough into the water table to provide the water needed. Regular maintenance of the well and irrigation system is also required to ensure an effective and continuous water supply.

How to build a farm with Jehovah’s Witness in The Gambia?

If you would like to build a farm with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia, there are several ways you can go about it:

  • Seek contact: You can contact the local Jehovah’s Witness congregation in The Gambia and express interest in working together on a farm project. You can also contact other congregations in the area to see if they are also interested.
  • Meet and discuss the project: if you are in contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia, you should meet and discuss the project. Set the goals and vision for the farm and discuss what the collaboration might look like.
  • Planning and Implementation: Once the details are clear, you should work with the Jehovah’s Witnesses to create a plan and take steps to build the farm. This includes selecting the site, acquiring the land, setting up irrigation, growing crops, and constructing buildings.
  • Financing: financing the farm can be an obstacle. However, you can try to obtain funds from various organizations or government agencies that specialize in promoting agricultural projects. You can also organize fundraising events or use crowdfunding platforms to raise funds.
  • Regular collaboration: it is important to maintain regular collaboration with the Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia to ensure that the farm runs smoothly and that goals are achieved. You can create an agenda for regular meetings to discuss progress and address challenges.

In summary, working with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia can be a great way to establish and run a farm. However, it requires careful planning and preparation to ensure that all parties are on the same page and the project can be successfully implemented.

To build a farm well-equipped with water and supplies with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia, there are several steps you can take:

Planning the irrigation system: before you start the farm, you should plan an irrigation system that is effective and sustainable. You can seek expert advice to ensure you choose the best system for your specific needs.

  • Water treatment: one way to ensure that you have clean and safe water for the farm is to install water filters and water purification systems. You should also make sure you have enough water resources to meet the needs of the farm.
  • Site selection: it is important to select a site for the farm where there is sufficient water. You should conduct a water analysis to ensure that the water is suitable for your needs. If the site does not have access to a river or water source, you can dig a well.
  • Selecting Crops: You should choose crops that are suitable for the conditions in The Gambia and require little water. These include succulents, cacti, agaves and citrus trees.
  • Work with experts: to ensure that the farm is operating optimally, you can work with experts in agriculture, irrigation and water treatment.
  • Continuing education: it is important that all farm employees are well trained and have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage water and supply systems.

Through careful planning and collaboration with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia, you can build a farm that is well equipped with water and utilities and can operate successfully over the long term.

When international cooperation is sought:

International cooperation between Jehovah’s Witnesses from Austria and The Gambia can take place in several ways. Here are some possible approaches:

  • support of aid projects: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria, in cooperation with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia, can support various aid projects, such as setting up wells, providing medical care, or improving infrastructure in rural areas.
  • sharing knowledge and skills: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria can share their knowledge and skills in various areas with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia. This can be done, for example, in the fields of agriculture, education, health and handicrafts.
  • support of educational programs: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria can support educational programs and projects in cooperation with Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Gambia. This may include setting up schools, providing teaching materials, and funding scholarships.
  • cultural exchange: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria and Gambia can offer each other cultural activities and experiences, such as music, art, traditional festivals and customs.

To ensure successful international cooperation between Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria and The Gambia, it is important to establish clear and effective communication. Cooperation should be based on mutual respect, trust and understanding to ensure that all parties benefit from the cooperation and long-term positive changes can be achieved.

There are several ways to raise funds for a project. Here are some possible approaches:

  • Online donation platforms: There are many online donation platforms like GoFundMe, Betterplace or Kickstarter where you can set up a donation account. On these platforms, one can introduce the project and people can easily and securely donate online.
  • Direct donation requests: a direct donation request can be made by creating flyers, posters or ads. It can also be useful to send personal emails or letters to friends, family members and acquaintances to make them aware of the project and ask for donations.
  • Fundraising events: host a fundraising event such as a charity auction, benefit concert, or fundraising run. These events can help create awareness for the project and raise funds.
  • Social Media: Use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to showcase the project and raise funds. Create a Facebook page for the project and share regular updates and progress.
  • Partnerships and collaborations: Collaborate with other organizations or businesses to promote the project. For example, if you partner with a local business, you can promote the project on their website or display it in their offices.

It’s also important to keep people informed about how donations are being used. Make sure to give regular updates on the progress of the project and thank donors. This will help you maintain donors‘ trust and ensure that they donate again in the future.

That is for you and your next ones. Read this carefully and tell me, if you understand everything, we have written here!?

Many Greetings, Thomas Winterbacher

  • 29. April 2023