SONGHAI - an attractive model that needs scaling up

African agriculture is still small-scale family farming faced with uncertain climate conditions and fluctuating market prices. Not being attractive to investors is a major constraint to any positive development of the agricultural sector.
Dr. Godfrey N'Zamujo, a Dominican Father from Nigeria, founded the SONGHAI Center in 1985, whose main objective is to train young agricultural entrepreneurs on sustainable production systems based on agro-biology and use them as model for the rural world.
After two decades, SONGHAI has become a real pole of attraction and admiration.
Nevertheless, this success story should not distract from the fact that SONGHAI still has challenges to overcome.


Dr Bernard Agbo
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Cotonou, Benin
bernard.agbo(at)gtz.de
 
René Tokannou
Consulting - Cotonou, Benin
rtokannou(at)yahoo.fr