Increase food production and security in Mali

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Organic Farming In Village

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia County, Kenya
Map of ORGANIC FARMING IN VILLAGE Dear farmers, there must be something wrong with the present farming systems which has even reduced yields among farmers. "Yes it is true as we can observe and compare with other outside farmers one of the farmers said." For how long are we going to lack sufficient food in our families: Long ago people used to plant selected crops that could make more yields. The community managed to look for technical assistance through local CBO known as SINGI CBI. They discussed possible ways of improving their food security through capacity building on appropriate technologies of improving the produce. The community started gaining from better way of farming. Today the community is able to produce adequate yields. More training were conducted to the farmers through a partner organisation to SINGI CBO. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sufficient, systems, adequate, farmers, training


By a female, 22-30 years old, in Tora, Kenya
Map of DE-FFORESTATION The once densely covered land with vegetation, was now bare land with no cover. The villagers almost down all the trees in search for timber and burning charcoal. The once fertile was no longer as it was exposed to all agents of erosion. The area chief and the local provincial administration had to intervene. There was need to do something. Barasa were called and the whole issue addressed. For one to cut down a tree he or she must plant three other new seedlings. Failure to with desciplinary action is taken. I vanga village is now almost resuminng the lost glory. We have a growing vegetation lover almost every where and now experiencing rainfall. Read more.
Related to project keywords: vegetation, rainfall, need, new, villagers


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Marsabit, Kenya
Map of DROUGHT Kenya is an attractive site for tourists. Most of the people in Eastern part of Kenya leave like refugees in their own country. There the cannot even enjoy their rights and freedom. There is no any crop they can grow, the only green vegetation seen is cactus. They complained to the government about their problems but no one would listen to them. People and children died like flies. Later there was an organization which started to teach them about farming and the method of livestock production. They were taught for at least three years, the people planted crops and reared livestock. As the people were moving to other regions with the solidares members to teach other people so as to stop the big drought and famine, the crop died the only thing which was remaining was only livestock. But as I told you earlier, the people in eastern parts of Kenya leave as refugees in their country the cattle was stolen by the Al-shabaab members of Somalia. The people were killed and the members of al -shaabab to the land and properties as their's. Read more.
Related to project keywords: vegetation, regions, farming, members, grow

Joining Hands As Widows

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of Joining hands as widows Margaret Kakai lost her husband in 2000. As a widow as well as my sister in-law, i noticed that he was off balance both social and emotionally in as far anything about life was concerned. The children were all primary school going age with all their needs. Her house too was leaking and only a grass thatched one. In 2004 when she joined mama wajane women the moment of a sign of relief beckoned her. The group has been able to help her emotionally through teachings from professionals that the group invites to speak to them occasionally. The group also gave her money through their contributions and loan to put up a house and to start a fish business(omena). The group has also helped her with financial support on her productivity in farming which enables her to get labour to work on her farm and that she can get the rigid seed variety then to plant on time. Read more.
Related to project keywords: seed, time, women, farming, plant

Vanilla Processing

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nyendo, Uganda
Map of Vanilla processing With the growing need for vanilla because of its importance as a drug and food.The community project started to buy vanilla from farmers and process to sell it back to farmers at a relatively low price. This project has helped most people because vanilla is a drug and can work as tea for drinking.Some diseases have been done away with. Read more.
Related to project keywords: farmers, work, back, need, buy

Banana Farming

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Banana farming Many farmers in Butere were planting banana's without the knowledge of how to grow the crop.They never knew if they can get an income from it.all they knew is that they planted for domestic use as they did have enough knowledge on banana plant.But in the year 2007 there came an organisation in the area by he name wewasfo,which had interest on the welfare and well of the people in the area.This forced them to start by forming teams of technical trainers on the banana plants.this teams went in the area and educated farmers on how they can add value to the changing the way they plant and adopting the new ways.This made many farmers start earning from the practice this encouraged many villagers who started planting the crop as bussiness. Read more.
Related to project keywords: farmers, grow, villagers, plant, forced

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Sarah Peterson

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