Kelly Smeets

My Farm

Africa Startup (Gambia) is a charitable foundation based in Norway with the mission to improve livelihoods in The Gambia through education in agricultural innovation, environmental protection and entrepreneurism.

At its inception in 2008, the focus was on infrastructure projects and business start-ups, encouraging and promoting an entrepreneurial spirit. However,it was soon realised that the root of the problem lay largely in a lack of basic education and innovative thinking. As a result, the focus has moved to establishing two major projects, MyFarm and MyProduce:

This one hectare farm is a residential education centre for children, young people and farmers, providing an exciting educational journey from seed to business, acknowledging the importance of independent food security in an ever-more unpredictable global environment.