• Volunteer on a permaculture organic farm in Togo •
A unique immersive experience!
Contribute to the development of healthy agriculture
Frères Agriculteurs et Artisans pour le Développement (FAGAD) (Brother Farmers and Craftsmen for Development) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1990. FAGAD works for local development and cultural exchanges through voluntary work between northern countries and Togo.
FAGAD's idea is to create a farm with the appropriate technology for agricultural production. Local and organic farming, a farm where most of the inputs for production come from the local environment. It's also an opportunity to raise awareness of best practice in land, forest and water management.
Thanks to the first international volunteers in 2017, activities such as raising local chickens and goats and beekeeping are being developed. From 2019, the concept of permaculture has been added as a best practice in land, forest and water management for sustainable development. Rabbit and duck rearing were also added to diversify both plant and animal production.
The volunteer's role:
- Layout of the farm
- Construction of the stables
- Building and fitting out accommodation
- Finding water
- Feeding the animals
- Planting fruit and medicinal trees
- Carrying out surveys of local farmers on their farming practices (land, foerst and water management)
Programme available all year round
Covering an area of 20 hectares, the Fuentes farm is located 5 km from Danyi Apeyémé, the capital of the Danyi prefecture, a large town with a post office, police station, hospital and courthouse. Danyi Apeyémé is about 15 km from Adéta. The farm is not electrified, so any initiative is to be encouraged, especially a solar system.
Minimum one month
From 18 years old
Volunteers are accommodated on site in small dormitories (bunk beds) and have access to a kitchen. Electricity is provided by solar power. Some of the rooms are lit and it is possible to charge a few mobile phones.
The food is mainly local and everyone is invited to cook.
For the first month.
The cost of the stay is 440 euros for one month, broken down as follows:
- Basic fees of 160€ covering preparation, welcome and integration, project support fund and everything neded to coordinate the project
- Direct expenses of 230€ covering accommodation, meals and some travel
- Membership fees of 50€
Each additional month costs €390
Good to know
Volunteers are offered cultural experiences (drumming, immersion days with a Togolese family, etc.) and excursions/visits.