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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Organic Farming Boosts Productivity

Agriculture, the backbone of kenya's economy has been faced with numerous challenges both natural and human induced. Food production in koibarak community, cheptulu had sharply declined partly due to climate change and also due to human activities. There has been a shift in weather patterns contrary to what is expected evidenced by prolonged drought in the better part of year 2010. It is due to this that mr. Hirofumi Nagata led to the introduction of organic farming combined with irrigation as a way to boost the productivity of Kobaitek community land. He incorporated wide spread forums to educate local farmers on benefits of this system of agriculture. He also issued out EM liquid to the farmers which boost decomposition. In the long run, this has increased productivity of our land. There has been a generation of our soil fertility and community members have regained their last hope in agriculture.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Hamisi Serem, Cheptulu, Kenya
 
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