Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti

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Domestic Organic Markets

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of DOMESTIC ORGANIC MARKETS Many households lack market channel for they produce.Farmers who are involved in tomato production lack market channel and market information.The local organisation providing food security provided training to rural farmer on how to improve the value chain in food production market committee were formed to undertake the sell of organic products to the local market. Many farmers are now approaching the farming methods to produce the organic products that could be sold to local markets. The role of the committee is to monitor the progress of the project and to identify the market. Read more.
Related to project keywords: local market, farming methods, training, farmers, improve

Money In The Farm

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kano Plains/nyando, Kenya
Map of MONEY IN THE FARM For many years, Kano in Nyando county was synonymous with nice, but now they barley is not the identity of place, horticulture has overtaken it threatening rice farming. George Otieno Obat who comes from Alara village attempted horticultural farming and hes really upgrade his living standards. He grows watermelons, tomatoes, butternuts and a variety of vegetables. He loves these new crops and can work in his farm even pest mid-day. He owns a 8 acre he plants watermelon, to irrigate his beloved watermelons and vegetable, he gets waste water from Ahero rice irrigation scheme and grow rice as well, but he says horticulture is lucrative because he earns better from it than rice farming. Just recently he harvested 13 tonnes of watermelons which he sold to Nairobi, Nakuru and Kisumu. One acre of land can produce 20 tonnes which is sells at Kshs. 18 at the farm gate. he believes that his watermelon business will reward him greatly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: believes, horticulture, vegetable, years, place


By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Industries In general form an industry is a place where raw materials like wood clay metal are transformed into finished goods .industires is a process to develop different forms to industries most o f which has associated with manufacturing . At a different level the term industry can be used to mean as activities as packing already processed product like tea coffee or sugar or the processing of such products. Read more.
Related to project keywords: processed, clay, wood, place, activities

Promoting Nutrition Through Vegetables

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of PROMOTING NUTRITION THROUGH VEGETABLES Maddo Caritas has provided agriculture in the community of Itaga since it has taught people how to make kitchen gardens.Maddo Caritas provides seeds like Carrots,eggplant.It also gives out cows to people and then when the cow produces ,they give the calf back to the project. This has also improved nutrition in the kitchen or Vegetable programme. Read more.
Related to project keywords: improved nutrition, vegetable, gardens, provided, nutrition

Compost Manure For High Yields

46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of compost manure for high yields MR. Bwibo from bumala location,butula district in kenya grows maize on his(5) five acre from intercropped with groundnuts.His concern over the years has been his yield- eight bags of maize and two bags of groundnuts per hectare during the two growing season in 2004. In 2006, he was taught on how to make enriched compost by sacred Africa, a non-governmental organization. in the same year,he applied 1000 kilos of his own composed to 2.25 acres only at the beginning of the first rains and obtained a total of 20 bags of maize and six bags of groundnuts.From this yiel he stored five bags enough food for his family and sold 15 bags of maize at ksh 1,200 per bag ansd five bags of groundnuts at kshs. 4,000/= each, getting a total income of kshs. 32,200. In 2007 he applied comost to 4 acres of land.Proceed from the yield enabled him build a semi-permanet house for the family.Currently Mr Bwibo is training fellow farmers on how he, has made it and extending this to rice farming. Read more.
Related to project keywords: compost, years, training, farmers, growing

Empowering Environment

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamenga, Kenya
Map of Empowering environment When i was growing up, My mother had a small patch of ground by the side of the house that she called a garden? I was ocassionally asked to help work in it.It was a bit of a joke. The soil seemed 95% clay and the seeds she planted would rarely become anything more than a sprout. This helped me get inspired to help with my school garden and later start up a green house throught the agriculture club-4k-club. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clay, garden, small, growing, seeds


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of AGRICULTURE Agriculture is the growing of crops and keeping of livestock on the farm. Agriculture has helped many people in the rural areas who have not gone to school. It farmers are taught how to apply fertilisers, how to use farm machinery and on the diseases which affect crops and animals. The living standards have risen that nowadays even the town dwellers also join farmers saccos to get involved in farming so as to save the money fo r buying vegetables, milk, meat and tomatoes. The people living in towns are taught how to practice zero-grazing in their compounds which requires a small space. By doing these, the people only hustle to find a way of getting maize flour to indigenise their meal. Read more.
Related to project keywords: find way, small, farmers, farming, vegetables

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Project Leader

Peggy Carlson

Director, Farmer to Farmer Program
Washington, DC United States

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