With so many concerns about chemicals in food products, unreliable food supplies, high food prices, lack of fresh air in the urban households many urbanites globally are now resorting to growing their own foods. We therefore wish to assist over 10,000 poor urban households in the City of Kisumu to produce their own foods through simple organic urban farming technologies to ensure sustainable access to healthy and affordable foods as well as reduction of GHGs by 50-70% by urban households
The City of Kisumu is the third largest City in Kenya and among the fastest growing Cities in Africa. Its current population is 1 million people and this shall double by 2030. Over 80% of its urbanites are from the informal settlements. The City is facing serious food security despite having a very high potential of food production. Violent political processes have often cut-off food supply causing hunger of its people. The foods are never fresh thus posing a huge health problem to the people
Growing own food by City of Kisumu households shall increase food security at urban household and City Level and ensure healthy organic non-carcinogenic foods. Households are able to sell excess produce thereby increasing household income. Above all, increased vegetation cover shall reduce GHGs emission by 50-70% of the City of Kisumu households and ensure fresh air
With about 10,000 urban households able to produce own foods, the City of Kisumu shall be a Safer, Greener and Healthier urban human settlement in line with the objectives of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact of 2015 and the New Urban Agenda (UNHABITAT, Quito 2016). Urban Farming is a comprehensive and multi-thronged approach in fighting Food Poverty, Unemployment, Urban Food health and Climate Change in African Cities and urban centers.