Cassava growing for food security in Kenya

 
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Nov 8, 2013

November 2013 update-Thank you!

Michael and the PATHWAYS scholars holding cassava
Michael and the PATHWAYS scholars holding cassava

November, 2013

Maragua Division, Kenya

Dear Friends,

I wish to inform you that we hosted 6  PATHWAYS scholars, other university students who are part of PATHWAYS and have their own community projects, and who hail from different parts of Kenya. The purpose of the visit was to learn about cassava cultivation and encourage them to replicate the project in their communities. This is in line with our project's mission to reach out to more communities and have them benefit from cassava as an additional and much more beneficial, nutritious, cost effective food, fodder and cash crop. They visited our demonstration plot and about 20 plots owned by different farmers. They also went to the mill where they got an opportunity to handle milling for about 2 hours.  Additionally, they sampled different cassava dishes- chapatti, ugali, chips, crisps, porridge, doughnuts. At the day end, they carried with them cassava tubers for cooking and cuttings for planting. Their report to us is that they were overly impressed and they are willing to help us partner with their communities in embracing of cassava growing. This will help their community members increase their food security and also increase their income.

Thank you for your continued support to help us achieve food security and to spread the word about the benefits of cassava.

All the best.

 

Michael

PATHWAYS scholars inspecting the mill with Michael
PATHWAYS scholars inspecting the mill with Michael

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    Ndegwa Hi Michael. I need to talk to you about the project. Your number is not going through. How can I get you. 0711620211
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Project Leader

Angie Gust

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA Kenya

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