AYIEN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (AACDP)

“Growing a productive and green environment in the community”

 

A vegetable Garden VISION

  • To change environmental outlook in Ayien Boma level.
  • To motivates community members to farming activities.
  • To create jobs in the community and avoid laziness/idleness.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

  • Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program is gearing towards winning community members to discover their resources through labor instead of idleness and too much reluctant overtime restores hope and transforms their lives as well.
  • Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program is to build the community on the solid foundation of a resourceful environment.
  • Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program is seeking a permanent solution to their (community members) quality of life.

 

PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY

Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program will be governed by its own constitution (“in other word, it is meaning the term of reference or its mandated constitution issued by the government”) and its own structured body as following below:

  • Ownership: This will be defined as board of trustees.
  • Management: This indicates the hierarchy of the body in the organization.
  • Finance and Auditing: Ensures the responsibility for keeping finances and being accountable for when needed and where possible.
  • Community: To take part of the work and get advantage of it.
  • Government: To get involved in the process and be registered officially.
  • Training: To give staff and members the skills to accomplish the task.
  • Staff: To give titles to group members in this organization.

 

OWNERSHIP

This means that the organization itself would have to have a body that is to be consulted for further and basic advice when wanting to propose a project. Therefore, this body is responsible for approving any requested funds from this organization. There will be no money going out without board of trustees’ knowledge or approval. Board of trustees is a measuring body and to foresees the risks and successes for the organization in lengthy measurement or metric. Board of trustees gives safety direction for the continuation of the organization in vast diversity of multiplication through creating other branches of its work and supporting others.

Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program was created as “community based organization” (CBO) and nonprofit based organization in the area of Ayien Boma and beyond. It is evident that the longest war in Sudan has caused a lot of damage not only houses burnt down, cattle raided, children and women kidnapped and old people killed. But green environmental outlook was destroyed where most of the trees were either cut or burnt down by heavy artillery shelling and therefore, soil fertility was washed away by the wind and heavy running rain water during the rainy season.

Manure that was provided by every green pasture such as grass, plants and cow dung when they grazed and were fed well was not so supportive to the soil fertility. In simple terms, this damage has left the community in a dilemma of “desertification and soil infertility”.

The community needs to regain their lost and untold stories of their good soil and environment in the past. In the long war in Sudan, people in South Sudan generally were resorting to idleness because the planted seeds were destroyed by either rebels or government when controlled by rebels. This rampant destruction of the planted seeds caused “laziness and lack of interest in farming activities. And therefore, poverty among these people in Ayien has become a threats and risk to their life time. Because of this too much desertification in the area, there left a gap or space for the “thunder/lightening to have fired down most of the houses built with local materials when raining.

 

AACDP is comprised of two main groups “a farmers group and a tree planting group under one umbrella of the Ayien Agricultural Community Development Program.

The Farmers group

Focusses on farming activities such as cultivation and irrigation of seeds like rice, sorghum/Dura, maize, simsim, millet, groundnut, tomato, onion, okra etc even during dry season throughout so that to alleviate poverty and laziness among our people. When this project is encouraged in this community, it is believed that the lost of their resources in search of food from their neighboring communities will be eliminated and their life standard will be improved.

The Tree Planting Group

Focusses on planting trees besides the two roads passing in Ayien and besides swampy areas and also nearby their homesteads. The trees they would plant are: Neem, Mango, Mahogany, Ebony, Teak, Lemon, Guava, and other decoration plants etc.

This will be done by demarcating a piece of land as feddan in the twenty (20) villages in Ayien Boma level , whereby fifty (50) people in one village are put in one group of both farming and tree planting groups in their given area in particular. This will constitut twenty (20) different groups in Ayien Boma that consists of one thousand (1000) peoples as workers.

Following below are the detailed names of the villages in Ayien Boma who would implement this project in the area that would contribute to the development of this Boma: Each village is given a number of fifty (50) people to work on their space of their village in the work of irrigation and plantation.

  

  1. Kurou= 50
  2. Majok Deng Akeen= 50
  3. Maker= 50
  4. Wun yik= 50
  5. Aleek= 50
  6. Madhol= 50
  7. Gaar= 50
  8. Rup thoi= 50
  9. Mading= 50
  10. Gok tong= 50
  11. Ayuuk= 50
  12. Tit-Athieng= 50
  13. Haak-Diak = 50
  14. Bulic= 50
  15. Ariang= 50
  16. Jorwai= 50
  17. Madul= 50
  18. Abuuth= 50
  19. Awic= 50
  20. Nyieth= 50

How can church leaders influence community development through natural resources?

We have rivers, fertile land, fish, water, underground minerals, animals, oil and gold all here.

There are three things that church leaders must note:

1) There is a need to have a "demonstration plot" where ox-plough training can be conducted or held.
2) They must mind working in collaboration with NGOs.
3) Training on storage of food items is very important.


AACDP is focusing to tackle the issue of capacity building such as:

  • Food security production which means services targeting community, empowerment through training, provisions of inputs to enhance food
  • production, marketing and other related off-farm socio-economic activities and environmental conservation. 
  • Water and Sanitation that should emphasize on clean drinking water, disease control, water and sanitation improvement.
  • Income Generating Activities that aim at self sufficiency by micro business activities.
  • Access to education for Street Children who are drop-outs due to early marriages or being orphans and adults generally.