Ensure Food for 500 Poor Filipino Villages


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Promoting Productionand Use Of Organic Fertilizer

By a male, over 60 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of promoting productionand use of organic fertilizer The rising cost of farm input and in particular conventional fertilizers are providing prohitive to the operations of small scale farmers.In 1998 participatory ecological land use management(PELUM)a network of civic society organization involved in promoting sustainable agriculture through enviromentally friendly low cost inputs conducted a training seminar was conducted in thika in August. The organic fertilizerrs is prepared through disposal of farm residue in a lot 3 by 9. This includes four subsequent layer of dry leaves remains of napier and cattle waste 40 litres of slurry,ashes and the soil This is left to decompose for three months being turned over on a fortnigt basis. At last this ends up as refined fertilizer which can be applied on the farm at a planting as well as top dressing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sustainable agriculture, ecological, inputs, remains, organic

Increasing Yield Without Increasing The Amount Of Land.

46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Increasing yield without increasing the amount of land. The community of Bukalama in many years has been faced with low food production.The local organization had to educate the community to improve farming methods.the use of high-yielding vareaties,fertilizer,mechanized implements irrigation to increase production enough to feed the family and the same time,produce and sell enough surplus to pay for the improved inputs and for things family needs. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food production, inputs, yield, fertilizer, years

Community Involvement

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT In this community of Bugengi, organic farming is being practised. Hadija Musa organised many community people to hold several Barazas for awareness in organic production. "Understanding the life cycle of plants helps tremendously in the decisions we make when it comes to feeding them. organic production entails feeding the soil, where a very nutritious soil will produce healthy, problemfree plants. organic farming strives to create sustainable cycle within a farm setting with little need for external inputs, but natural composting, constant mulching, abundance of biodegraders, very little soil disturbance." Hadija was narating to the villagers. After the meeting, all the members were excited and had interests to work together as a team. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic farming, inputs, cycle, nutritious, produce

Ecological Sanitation Technology

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of ECOLOGICAL SANITATION TECHNOLOGY chemical fertilizers are the mostly used fertilizers in farms in mumias.These has led to toxication of our soil with more chemicals.In the year 2007 an organisation known as Kwaho that deals with water and health brought to the community a new technology of utilizing human waste as manure for subsistence farming.The technology most commonly known as ecosan ie Ecological sanitation facility is a latrine that has provision for collection of human feaces and using it for gardening after decomposition.At first,many villagers were not at home with the idea,it took the organisation more efforts in awareness and trainings to convince them the advantage of the technology.Today,the technology is being utilized by schools in mumias and is yet to be embraced by the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: trainings, chemical, ecological, facility, farming

Good Luck

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia County, Kenya
Map of Good luck three friends go to say good bye to three other friends who have decided to leave the rural area for the city. The three who are learning give their reason for migrating. One was going because he has an uncle in the city who has agreed to train him to be a mechanic. The second was going because he has one eight brothers who could foresee any chance of work on family farm. The third was going because he was attracted by the bright lights of the city. oh you also want to follow the other brother to the city. Land is precious and you are learning it. I am not happy with your decisions. Look at my crops. Doing very well to get money out of it. Promote your skills out of it " i am going to introduce you to one of the organizations that will promote your skills for better farming. and you will eradicate poverty and you will be better than your brothers who went to town.This young brother was introduced to SINGI CBO and was well trained in sustainable agriculture. The boy started farming on two acre land to produce tomato and indiginous vegetable after a period of four years the boy was able to buy a land built a house and paid school fees for his children. Those who went into town got shocked to find a big change by the brother who was now a good farmer with a focus. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sustainable agriculture, promote, produce, farm, city

Stablization Of Food Production

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of STABLIZATION OF FOOD PRODUCTION The one Acre Fund Foundation has been a great party to development in western province. Its contribution to the improved production of Maize which is a stable food for the region. In equiping farmers for production of better yeilds this sets the food security level safe and therefore the community sits pretty on a ground above obstacles a smiling lot. The skills for improvement of farming are a great asset in the holding of our farmers in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food production, farmers, development, farming, production

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega East, Kenya
Map of a friend in need is a friend indeed In my community, maize farming had been a problem for quite sometime. as you may realize maize is a staple food amongst my community members. this therefore means that as a staple food, its production should be properly undertaken to ensure that there is enough food. however a given organization, stepped in to arrest the deteriorating maize production by coming in with new production methods and equiped farmers with adequate knowledge in the farming methods as well as providing them with loans (soft loans) repayable at a very small interest. the targeted farmers owned small pieces of land which measured as low as quarter acre. maize production since this organization's intervention saw farmers put on smiling faces at the wend of the exercise. food security was drastically improved. how i wished such organizations could emerge in other fields to support people. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food production, farmers, farming, production, food security

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Maria Pilar Castro-Pablo

Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

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