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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:

Zero Grazing

For a very long time I had been using the traditional grazing method of letting the cattles in the field to graze by themselves and watch over them. This method was absolutely tiresome and timewasting. There was also low productivity of the animals in terms milk and meat. One time while attending Nakuru Agricultural show, I learnt about zero grazing where one constructed a zero grazing unit with a pen for each cow with a place where they are fed and how to keep the unit. Clean and disinfecting the unit. This idea struck my minds positively I decided to construct a zero grazing unit for my cows. Though it was expensive, with time I started to reap the results. The animal productivity improved and their prone to diseases reduced and it was easy to control the animals in the unit than in free grazing.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
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bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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