P.O. Box Box 3523 Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4394310
The Home Farm Project is an agricultural
charity which was established with the purpose of
assisting rural farming villages to produce sustainable,
organic Permaculture crops, help farming communities
and stimulate local employment.
The HFP essentially began as a field trial which created
four market garden projects for young men in Kiang West
area of The Gambia in West Africa.
The Home Farm Project assists young men who wish to
remain in or return to their home villages to create
their own market gardens to produce basic food for their
own consumption and/or for sale as a cash crop. Plots
of land are normally allocated for free to local people
who then produce much wanted fresh supplies of organic
vegetables and fruits for the local market.
Project Aims & Objectives:
• To aid young
males to create their own garden farms to produce food
• To increase the availability of nutritious
food to village people.
• To enhance the status
of traditional agrarian skills and practices.
• To train youngsters in essential skills for future,
• To sustain, enhance and
develop life in rural farming villages.
The HFP agricultural programme provides the creation
of land perimeter fencing, a communal, cement-lined
water well, the installation of a solar water pumps
which are driven by electricity produced from solar
panels and water tanks with a distribution piping systems
within the farm plots. Essential crop seeds, horticultural
tools and training are provided for successful market
gardens based on the principles of Permaculture in The
In order to participate in the garden project participants
cannot sell the land, although it remains in their name,
and the allotments must remain for the sole use of food
production. Furthermore, the land cannot be used for
the production of monoculture cash crops. At least 50%
of the plots must be utilised for the growing of steady
supplies of a broad range of organically produced fruits
and vegetables. The land owners would take up permanent
residence for themselves and any family members.
Finally, the Village Development Committee (VDC) is
duty bound to report any violations from the conditions
set by the HFP.
11c Sussex Beach
Project Director: Sandy Martin