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 | Aug 7, 2017
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

This year weather patterns have been very challenging to the farmers.  The long rains in May did not continue for long as it was expected and this was a big blow to the farmers.  Most of them lost their crops when the rains subsidized and since the rains did not continue for long, they did little on water harvesting that could not sustain them for long.  Our youth polytechnics were affected as well as they had not harvested enough water due to inadequate water harvesting structures.  Our youths felt very discouraged as they had a lot of hopes that this time round they would at least enjoy some harvest.  We continued to encourage them and sensitizing them on climate change and the effects.  Some of the lost all their crops but some were able to enjoy some vegetables and other short term crops.  Those in dry areas had very little but with introduction of drought tolerant crops, they had some crops in their gardens.   We will continue building their capacity as we continue fundraising for water harvesting structures in their schools.  As earlier reported, we are happy to see the youths embracing agriculture after our intervention and introduction of urban gardening as well as other farming technics.  We have been trying to working with the youths even those not in youth polytechnics to prepare them for another source of income and livelihood even without white colour jobs.  Slowly they are changing and venturing to agri-business.  We wish to continue working with them and supporting them in all possible means.  Thank you to all well-wishers have walked this journey with us be blessed.

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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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