Good News from the Institute for Organic Farming: It is there and thriving. Since five years it has been self sustaining – without any funding other than tuition and fees for the education the institute provides. It has moved to a place 30 kilometres north of Nairobi. Students of the agricultural faculty of Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology can add a degree in Organic Farming to their academic awards.
Bio-farmers on the school bench
3 wooden poles joined together form the letter A. From its apex a stone hangs down on a ribbon as a plumb. Farmers in the Kenyan uplands use this so-called “A-frame” to identify the landscape’s contour lines. Along these lines ditches are dug in which the water collects when it rains. Planted with banana trees and Napier grass the ditch gardens yield a good crop,also providing the necessary animal feed. Continue reading Kenyan Institute for Organic Farming (year 2000 text)
As I visited Kisumu’s Water sewerage treatment plant in 2015, it was finally being expanded. A long awaited little step to the cleansing of Lake Victoria. Apparently, according to the planners, more is being done in the industry in the area, namely the sugar cane industry. Continue reading The Kisumu Water Sewerage Treatment Plant