Cassava growing for food security in Kenya


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Minjingu Organic Hyperphosphate

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of MINJINGU ORGANIC HYPERPHOSPHATE Seils in the western part of Kenya have increased in acidity for a very long time due to accessive use of the phosphate in organic fertilizer. Due to the increased acidity in the soils, production of crops have proved so difficult because the acidity destroys crops and burns up the roots of the crops and burns up the roots of the crops and for a very long time productivity has significantly reduced in this region and this has been witnessed even around my community. Mayenje where maize and sorghum productivity has significantly reduced. In the month of February, the Kenya Agriculture Research Institute approved the Minjingu organic Hyper phosphate and distributed it to farmers in my area and woooh things are tremendously changing as you walk along the farms and see the green colour of crops dominating the farms with already certain farmers experiencing high yields in crop production. Thanks for KARI for approving the inorganic fertiser that has helped reduced the acidity of the soil in the region. Read more.
Related to project keywords: roots, experiencing, kenya, crops, reduced

A Step In The Right Direction

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of A step in the right direction In a small village called Budokomi has lives a short middle aged lady Nekesa.Her husband tied two years ago and she lives in a small thatched house with her tree children to one son and two daughters.After her husband death.She narrates how co-wife with family support took away evething including the only cow the husband left.people have lived in abject poverty as heir staple food cassava has been stricken by disease and takes almost 2 yrs to mature in 2006 kenya hoticultural development programme has introduced a natural growing crop called bechilli (pili pili kali)in partnership with local community based organisation Bidii development initiative.Nekesa planted 1/4 acre if children and produced 210 kgs which she later sold to mace foods company in Eldoret Kenya 2Shs 100 per kilogram. As she smiles Nekesa narrates has she used the money to 10kg a cow which gives her tree liters of milk daily,She also bought two pig and bicycle to his son for boda boda business milk have cost 10 shs per liter and now she says she is able to buy house hold commodities like soap and match box.She says chilli have was eneglicted cold her. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cassava, produced, kenya, growing, crop

Waste Water Recycling

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of WASTE WATER RECYCLING The consequences of drought in Kenya are severe.Lack of food and clean water has destroyed communities,reduced agricultural output and impaired the health and education of young people.In most serious cases it has led directly to loss of life through water-borne diseases. Kenya is facing the chronic of water shortage in the future,yet bilions of litres of portable water are flushed down the toilets every year. Thus this has brought awareness to the ministry who are now introducing a new project of waste water Recycling and environmental way to increase water usage and alleviate the effects of drought. Read more.
Related to project keywords: output, introducing, year, communities, drought

Plantting Sorghum Fodder

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Plantting sorghum fodder Our community members had limited access to adequate knowledgre to scale up the rate of sorghum production to overcome the severe drought in the community .Many farmers used traditional method of farming which in turn resulted into low yeild and poor quality .The community members are starving with their families .SINGI CBO invited the research organisation to provide advice in how to improve the productivity to maintain the communities food security. New sorghum varieties developed by KARI take a short time to grow and require less rain .Sorghum gives more fodder than maize and nepier.Sorghum can grow well in areas with less rain and producer the same amount of foderr as maize. Read more.
Related to project keywords: severe drought, food security, communities, maize, production

However Bright You Might Be, Forget Sonae Jobs Unless You Are Also Elderly.

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nationwide, Kenya
Map of However bright you might be, forget sonae jobs unless you are also elderly. Consider the recently advertised for Kenyans Attorney general and chief justice. the maximum experience asked for was 18 yrs of work in notable legal capacities. You had to for instance, be senior high court judge or a distinguished legal scholar with a degree in Law. In addition, qualified candidates had to demonstrate high moral character, integrity and impartiality. Note that there were listed as "minimum" qualification. Since the retirement for a chief justice is to, it means the 10 yrs of maximum service at the post allows some contenders to creep out of the wood work and return to fill-time employment after retiring at 60. Thus, no matter how bright the filament of your legal mind burns you can never be Kenya's chief justice if you are not competing with Methusellah. And this weak, He equal opportunity employee placed adverts for vaccination in the Minsitry fisheries development. Fish, by the way, always over 20 years experience eligible for the position. And if you want to gight for Kenya when my decisions came to fail about Migingo. Better be from the dry parts of Eastern and for Kenya when my declares war over Migingo. If you come form one of those forgotten communities with less 400 members facing extensive, ten kiss state jobs goodbye. the 20 of the smallest Kenyan communities have less than one percent report pointless suggested that being from a smaller community bestowed one with noble duties of being father Abraham. Read more.
Related to project keywords: scholar, kenya, communities, kenyans, dry

Maize Production

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nakuru, Kenya
Map of MAIZE PRODUCTION Maize is the staple food in most areas of Kenya.It is processed in industries to produce oil and starch.Maize is produced on small and huge scale farms.In Nakuru maize is growing in large scale.Maize in kenya grows well in areas from the sea level.It prefers medium temperaturevrain fall and attitude.Maize is drought resistance during the early stages of growth and does not require rain towards maturity.Kenya seed company contracts specific farmers to grow maize for seed.The government provide area by market for farmers through The National Cereal and produce Bord. This encouraging farmers to work hard.It is also grown for food crop. Read more.
Related to project keywords: produced, kenya, growing, level, drought


By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of HUNGER In here in Kenya there is a lot of hunger. There is no flour, maize crops are not even growing, people are suffering. Little babies can't stay even for their future. They no longer live a life which is good. They live a miserable life which make them die because without food or water nobody can survive. We need help to stop this death rates, here in Kenya and even in other countries, we need plenty of food for us to survive. Read more.
Related to project keywords: flour, kenya, growing, crops, maize
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Project Leader

Angie Gust

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA Kenya

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