Guinea – Donghol-Sigon 1

Amadou Siddy Diallo II

Lead Technician - Donguel-Sigon

About the project

Donghol-Sigon 1 is located in Guinea’s Fouta Djalon region 2.5 hours west of Labe regional headquarters in Mali District with a population of 16,600. Donghol-Sigon 1 is a two-hour drive from Mali District headquarters and 120 km from the Senegalese border. Labe Region is Guinea’s third largest with a population of over 1 million people. The area suffers from deforestation and long dry spells which lead to seasonal hunger. Donghol-Sigon 1 is ten hours from Guinea’s capital, Conakry, and receives little support from donor or NGO projects. Therefore, TREES’ Forest Garden project is essential to empower smallholder farmers and their families.

General Information

Year Started:

2018

Number of Farmers in Project:

50

Current Project Phase:

Start-Up

Number of Trainings Since Beginning of Project:

15

Donghol-Sigon 1 at a Glance

800,000


Total Trees to be Planted

120


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

20


Acres to be Planted in Forest Gardens

What We Will Grow in Donguel-Sigon

Fodder Trees

Leucaena leucocephala, Gliricidia sepium

Timber Trees

Acacia Melifera, Parkinson Aculeata, Acacia Nilotic, Acacia Senegal, Jatropha, Gliricidia

Fruit Trees

Cashews (Anacardium occidentale), Mangos, Papayas, Guavas

Vegetables

Lettuce, Pigeon peas, Hibiscus, Cassava, Red Peppers, Okra, Traditional Eggplant

The Training We Provide in Donguel-Sigon

Forest Garden Design

Forest Garden System Vision Building

Nursery Establishment & Management

Outplanting & Seedling Care

Cold Season Gardening

Annual Planning and Review

Nursery Establishment & Management – Fruit

Outplanting & Seedling Care – Fruit

Vegetable Gardening and IPM

Field Optimization

Timber Tree Propagation and Perenniales

Perma-gardening for the Future

Grafting

Advanced Optimization

Pruning and Harvesting Trees

Sustainability Planning

Benefits for Farmers

Guinea farmers will have multiple benefits from the TREES Forest Garden Project in Donguel-Sigon. They will be better organized to collaborate, produce more vegetables and trees, and market their produce. These farmers’ families household nutrition and food security will improve through implementing the Forest Garden approach. Donguel-Sigon’s micro-climate will improve through carbon capture. These farmers will technical approaches to agriculture and reforestation will significantly improve through TREES’ technical assistance. Finally, Donguel-Sigon farmers’ income will increase through TREES’ intervention.

Meet our Lead Technician

Amadou Siddy Diallo II

Lead Technician - Donguel-Sigon
Amadou Siddy Diallo II is a native of Labe Region, Guinea. He has an undergraduate degree in agricultural development, and is experienced in organizing farmers through cooperatives and federations, and conducting value chain and farmers’ assessments and surveys. Amadou Siddy Diallo II has worked with Federation of Labe Region Farmers, ACDI VOCA and UNICEF as a training officer and consultant.

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Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.

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