Updated June 2018
African Agri-Aid (AAA) is a small UK based charity (registered Dec 2014) set up to create small vegetable farms in local communities in West Africa. The intention is that the farms will provide regular employment for local workers, mainly women. The Gambia is the fourth poorest country on the continent of Africa and unemployment is at 50% and above. There is no free health or welfare help and free education is very limited. AAA provides land, essential facilities and financial support to projects until the sale of the produce allows the farms to become self-supporting.

Our First Project - Kontanno Farm, Gambia

In 2014, by working directly with our Gambian partners, AAA started up its' first farm in Gunjur, The Gambia, West Africa. The farm is now cultivated and producing cucumbers, tomatoes, bitter tomatoes, peppers and there are oranges, papayas and bananas. The learning curve is steep but we hope the farm will be self-supporting within two years. It will employ about 10 women and 2 men workers when fully operational and the recently purchased additional land is developed.

Progress on the site

To date AAA has

  • purchased, cleared and prepared the land for planting,
  • fenced and gated the farm premises,
  • built a security building, a store and staff toilets,
  • installed solar panels to provide electricity for pumps and lighting,
  • constructed a well, two water-towers and tanks with silent solar pumps,
  • acquired a utilitarian delivery vehicle,
  • employed 7 full time employees,
  • built a mesh covered nursery,
  • cultivated the farm area with cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, papayas, and bananas,
  • built a courtesy drinking tap for passers-by and a cattle trough is planned,
  • acquired a further parcel of land adjoining the farm,
  • raised funding for the development of the adjacent land, and
  • raised funding for the new well to serve the adjacent land.

Small and Personal

AAA is proud to be a small transparent charity. Every penny donated goes to developing and sustaining the farm. All the development, planning and support work in the UK is unpaid. We raise money through private donations and through supporters getting sponsorship for events and other fund-raising initiatives. We keep in touch with donors through our personal contact and progress bulletins. We would like YOU to become involved, maybe run a marathon for us, or simply make a donation to AAA, so please visit our Get Involved page now.




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