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Some Georgia Farmers look to Africa for their
future
From the Atlanta Voice

Dahvheed Jawara cuts a huge head of green, leafy
lettuce from the dark and fertile soil of his private plot
about 40 miles west of Ghana's capitol, Accra. Here,
under blue, breezy skies, Tennessee-born Jawara and
two workers cultivate a few acres of organically grown
vegetables and spices as a part of a much larger
agricultural enterprise whose harvests are destined for
local and international markets

Jawara is something of a spokesperson for encouraging
African Americans to invest in and indeed return to the
continent. During the two-hour drive from the capitol city
of Accra out to his farm, red clay, reminiscent of
Georgia's own, gives way to coastal sand and later,
fertile black soil. "This is my home," he said...continued
here.
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The G.E.N.E.S.I.S. Project of the North Scale Institute, Atlanta , Georgia is hosting a Summer
Students’ program for Morehouse College ’s Pan African Global Experience (MPAGE) in Ghana
, West Africa from May 24th through June 19, 2009.
G.E.N.E.S.I.S. (Growing Energy & Nutrition for Environmental Stability & Investments in our
Societies) was created by Dr. A. Kweku Andoh, Ghanaian Ethno-botanist and Ms. Kali Sichen
Nutritionist and Ethnographer to encourage the youth of Africa and the African Diaspora to look
to Nature for survival, self-sufficiency and sustainability.  
To demonstrate the viability of this project the first Model Forest was created near the coastal
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because of its nutritional value, medicinal properties and a resource for bio-diesel.
Morehouse students will collect, identify and learn about the valuable medicinal plants that
grow in the wild in this specimen rich rain forest of Ghana ’s Central Region.  They will plant
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Preserving the biodiversity of the natural environment was primary in planning the Model Forest
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be duplicated throughout the tropical world for self-sufficiency, sustainability and economic
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