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

Change To Organic Farming

Many farmers in the rural area would like to convert from conventional to organic productionbut lack the necessary skills to apply. "Organic production in many people believe it is simply the non use of chemicals. But organic production goes beyond zero use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. It is a way of life a style of producing healthy products by undertaking valueing and respecting the integrity of the people and the environment in which we live. For small-scale farmers, conversion to certified organic production is a challenge. They have to fulfil a long list of requirements including some which are quate different from traditional farming practices. Knowing the requirements as well as an undertaking of the allowed substances for pest and disease controls is imperative. Some companies which export organic products contract farmers groups for organic production and they usually offer training. Because of high cost of certification, which has to be repeated every year, small-scale farmers have to be organised in contactable producer groups. In the group, the certificate fee is divided between the members.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khungungu, Busia, Kenya
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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