Waivio

The journey of farming in Africa

23 comments

mcsamm16.6 K9 days agoPeakD2 min read

https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/mcsamm/EpXMScnBZ18aTawL7T9hw6ocPpAutcLA9QChxpKNRLfn1n9pP7DMBv1dhr1U4VMdL5p.jpg
 
During my most recent journey to Ghana, I had the wonderful chance to experience the incredible lives of individuals who live in villages.

Among the many wonderful pictures painted on my mind, one sticks out very clearly: an elderly woman, aged yet strong, on her way home from a day of working in the fields. With each move, she carried not just the results of her labour, but also the traditions of previous generations.
 
In these villages, farming is more than simply a source of income; it is a way of life that is constructed into every aspect of daily living. From sunrise to sunset, men and women together travel long distances to care for their crops, cattle, and the very land that feeds them.
 
https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/mcsamm/EpA3w78N8eKgL5S68DpyryA3zSe294Ct1dqpVZsUvByv95rgEnRfP2KQw9S9jGEhGiC.jpg

https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/mcsamm/Eq9VjLFhvYpZSYjjP6vP1GfRtNVf9v6YRRFJujfkbYe8L8AZo8Z9xdZEgRKv7WbZxBa.jpg

https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/mcsamm/Eq5ESfdhaMNtjF93YBc4ZZHqAee23v3DsxiZScr5kAWWxgC3W97CD42yZiBJRpkDSo6.jpg
 

The journey from field to house is frequently lengthy and difficult, but it demonstrates the dedication of these communities. Despite the obstacles they deal with, such as random weather and backbreaking workers, they persevere with tireless dedication.
 
As I ponder on the photos I took and the stories written in every line on the faces of people I met, I am reminded of each person's extraordinary determination. Theirs is a life of simplicity and great riches, of adversity and everlasting a sense of hope.
 
https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/mcsamm/EpA3x4egW49kRMCSNa4Qm313CpLt8kEJvCe7kC9zbcDZwBdbS9hJBFrcmbLzqXkTuEa.jpg
 
By sharing these glimpses of life in African communities, I wish to put awareness on the often-overlooked challenges and successes of those who live there. May we take a moment to recognise their strength and constant dedication to the land that nourishes everyone.

Comments

Sort byBest