Biologic ecological methods are used to control weed on the farm. No chemicals!!
Kankanba FarmBringing organic produce right to your table
Kankanba Farm Yard is a 20 hectares integrated farm located in the historic village of Sanyang, The Gambia. It is surrounded by several communal settlements, namely Bamindoro, Kunkuja, Tujereng, Brikama and Jambanjelly. The Farm Yard was established in 1998.
Create a meeting Place for cultures
Provide abundant healthy farm produce for the Gambian populace
Provide activities with therapeutic effects for all
Develop behavioural therapeutic approaches
Teach basic aspects of culture
Provide recreational activities
Conduct agricultural research to improve the global environment
Twenty hectare fertile land, fenced and adequately protected. A 1000 square meters camping ground
with convivial fireplace and tenting facilities. Over 15000 fruit trees, A nursery garden, A herd of 25 cattleTraditional horse and donkey carts
A 1000-sqm area in the southeast corner of the farm is marked by a life fence containing bamboos, Moringa tree, Malina, cashew and lime. A meeting point, fireplace, playground, sanitation facilities and tents are convivially placed on area. It is intended for students of all age group, tourists and any nature lover to spend time here for recreational or educational purposes.
Beehives & Bee Keeping
There are over 10000 fruit a tree on Kankanba. Because there are over 15 varieties, some will flower throughout the year. This makes it an ideal place for beekeeping. Thirty Kenyan type beehives are safely placed in the midst of cashew trees. The area is fenced and clearly marked for safety.
The faeces of animals on the farm, fish remains from the nearby fishing villages, peanut shells from the peanut processing plant, grass obtained by clearing the farm are all invaluable biomaterial. Two ditches measuring 10m x4m x 2m were dug in the farm. The above mentioned biomaterial is composted in these ditches and used to fertilize the various farming projects.
A 600-meter long life-fence delimiting the Cashew and Mango fields. Here we have over 500 high yielding Moringa trees.
This represents the biggest part of the farm. Situated between The Orange and The Cashew Fields. Presently, there are over 1500 mango trees. Five varieties are to be found: Diour, Kent, Kit, Maya and Bakary-Ceesay.
Baby Garden Nursery
This is a 120 square meter area, located at the main entrance of the farmyard. It is central in the farming activities. Here fertile soil is mixed with extra humus, filled in polythene bags. A large variety of seed are nursed here. The main goal is to demonstrate how to grow plants from seed or cuttings to full plant. The seedlings are then either transplanted into the farmyard or sold to generate funds.
Convenience shop where farm produce and all what farm residents, visitors and the community needs are sold at affordable price.
A clay oven is built. It is used to bake bread in the traditional way using firewood obtained from the farm. Other food types (eg pizza, baked vegetables a, sweet potatoes etc.) could be prepared in this handmade oven.
A 150 square meter area has been set out for banana cultivation. Ditches (120x70x40cm has been filled with cow dung and peanut shells. With 2 banana suckers per ditch, presently, 1400 banana has been planted.
We grow an abundance of fresh farm produce year-round, as well as some exotic and seasonal varieties. We also raise animal products.
- Seasonal: Mangoes, Cassava, cashew, orange, Sweet potatoes, Wonjo, Lemon
- Year round production: beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions,
- Exotic fruits: Heart-Fruit, guava, coconuts
- Seedlings: All varieties and in all quantities
- Animals and Animal Products: Cattle, Sheep, Dairy Milk, Honey
- Bamboo wood for eco-construction
Marketing of farm produce remains a challenge for most farmers. Our production is primarily tailored to produce healthy fresh farm produce for the Gambian population (feed the nation). Local market women are engaged and empowered to sell farm produce in the major Gambian market places namely:
- Banjul, Bakau and major national market places (Loomos)
National And International Marketing Of Farm Produce
|Crop||Harvest Period||Tons / Year|
|Cashew||March - June||50|
|Mango||May - September||550|
|Hot Pepper||All Year Round||15 - 25|
|Tomatoes||All year round||25|
|Lemon Lime||June - February||25|
|Oranges||October - February||75|
|Moringa||April - December||5|
|Hibiscus Flower||September - November||5|
|Lemon Grass||All year round||10|
|Sweet Potatoes||All year round||25|
|Peanut||September - November||25|
|Honey||Every 3 Months||0.25|
Farm Produce Processing
- Conserving: fruit and vegetable drying, jam and juice production, cashew nut processing
- Graphics and Designing
Hectares Of Land
There Are Possibilities Of Living On Kankanba Farm Yard In Ecologically Friendly Conditions:
Experience living in traditional round huts
Bird and animal watching
Creative arts and craft
Below we briefly describe projects, which are on going or in conception.
We believe in the old adage of “a healthy mind is a healthy body”. To this end, our professionals have developed a series of activities to assist people to manage their lifestyle to control diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, burnout, mobbing, as well as...
These include cattle, sheep, donkey and horses. They are adequately housed, fed and medicated. These animals are integrated in the farm harmoniously for therapy, biological fertilization and recreation.
A series of garden beds are constructed for all year around cultivation of vegetables: tomatoes, cucumber, greens, pepper to name a few. Appropriate technology is applied for irrigation, weeding, pest control and fertilization.
Using traditional Gambian handmade technology, the farmyard is furnished with benches, chairs, tables, mats and beds. This furniture is installed in various parts of the farm to assure comfort, quietness, and place for meditation and relaxation.
During the rainy season, from June to October, we cultivate peanuts. We use tradition methods to do this. The peanut straw is used as animal feed. The peanuts are used for cooking several Gambian dishes.
Thatched roof Gambian round huts are built as needed on various parts of the farm.
Phantasy-rich signboards are designed to improve communication and provide indications.