Education  Kenya Project #20898

Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
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Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
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Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

Project Report | Jan 25, 2019
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

This is a new year and the club members are eager to reestablish their gardens after the long December holidays which saw then close schools for Christmas. Even though they were off, they were not derailed from taking care of their gardens. They occasionally set duties among themselves to make sure their enterprise is well taken care off. This arrangement worked quite well and as soon as they resumed session in January, they embarked on preparing the gardens in readiness for planting. They have already tilled the land and are waiting for the rains before they can embark on planting.

The last planting season was a success and they managed to harvest a considerable amount and in the process they were able to save some seeds in their seed bank which they will used this planting season. This will however be not enough and we plan to support them with more seeds in order to increase the area to be planted.

Being a new year, the clubs have also recruited new members who recently joined the polytechnics. This is a positive thing as the number of youths introduced to the agribusiness venture is at the rise. The clubs are providing a good avenue for inculcating more youths into this forgotten “gold mine” that has been despised by many young people as they struggle looking for white collar jobs.

Diversification is key to improved production and as an organization we plan to hold training sessions with the students and share with them what we believe can help them in increasing the yields they get. We plan to reach out to all student who are active in the club with the aim of motivating them further to embrace agriculture for improved livelihood and food security. In line with this, training on value addition of their products is ongoing so as to make sure the students get maximum benefits from what they grow.

On behalf of the beneficiaries we would like to thank all those who have walked together with us in this journey as we also invite other well-wishers to join us.

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Empower 175 students for food secuirty in Kenya

By Lucy Mathenge | Project assistant

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Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

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Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
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Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Samuel Muhunyu
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Samuel Muhunyu
Project Leader
MOLO , RIFT VALLEY Kenya

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