Farming is essential to the well-being of indigenous villages. The food grown is harvested and consumed by the whole community. Small communities throughout West Africa depend on the harvest obtained from small-scale farming to sustain themselves.
As a result of modernity and industrialization, neo-colonial influences continue to impact local villages and farmers. The villages need support in order to ensure food self-sufficiency and food security, while still preserving the ancient farming techniques passed down through generations.
Projects of Meritah (POM) is committed to assisting villages in Togo and Burkina Faso, West Africa, with tools and mechanisms needed to increase yields in an efficient manner in order to improve food security and self-sufficiency. In situations when food resources are scarce due to drought and low yields, POM is ready to assist villages in this capacity as well.
Projects of Meritah (POM) has successfully built water wells, provided hand tractors, as well as arable land to farming communities in Burkina Faso and Togo. We have also supplied food to villages in central Burkina Faso during times of drought.