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)