Blog

February 29, 2024

The world of regenerative agriculture is transforming

Read More
December 8, 2023

HappyFarm & Afrimoney: Empowering Gambian Farmers with Secure Cashless Transactions

Read More
November 21, 2023

Empowering Progress: Our Dynamic Partnership with MY45

Read More
August 23, 2023

Ecosia's Debut in The Gambia with HappyFarm Pioneering Change

Read More
December 26, 2022

A Gambian permaculturalist who is out to spread the word

Read More

You Must Have Questions

1. How do you help farmers regenerate their land?

We promote Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), which involves the systematic regrowth and management of trees and shrubs from felled stumps and sprouting root systems. The regrown trees and shrubs - planted between crops - help restore soil structure and fertility, reduce erosion and evaporation, restore and stabilise groundwater levels and increase biodiversity. Some tree species also release nutrients such as nitrogen into the soil.

2. Are you just re-growing "stumps" or are you planting trees too?

Under ideal conditions, we find a few to several dozen stumps per farm to regrow into mature trees. The existing root system will speed up recovery and help us sequester CO2 much faster. Where necessary, farmers will plant selected saplings to achieve at least this level.

3. What are the benefits to your farmer partners?

Through our platform, we teach farmers how to make better use of their land by adopting regenerative practices. The regrown trees and shrubs - planted between crops - help restore soil structure and fertility, reduce erosion and evaporation, restore and stabilise water tables and increase biodiversity.

4. What is your process of selecting farms?

The farms we select have to have a minimum of 10 tree stumps with existing root stock that can grow into trees (not all stumps are suitable). Usually, the closer the field is to the village, the less shrubs are there, because they have been cut down so many times to satisfy the need for firewood. The farther away, the more shrubs that qualify.