Our main objective has been to increase by 25% the knowledge and practice of sustainable production of drought Tolerant Crops and Trees among the 232 members of 12 Self Help Groups and 93 vulnerable students from 4 schools that are participating in our food security program by the end of 2019.
Having dwelled much on Drought tolerant crops production and poultry keeping in the previous year, this year we have decided to put much focus on trees production and soil and water conservation. Our field officers have taken advantage of this dry season to introduce participants to Agro forestry, its importance, and how to establish nursery beds and putting seedlings into tubes.
We are happy because participants have embraced this project more than we anticipated and are ready to participate in it. We have also realized that it is not the first time they are being introduced to Agroforestry because other organizations that operated in Lomut, Batei and Masol wards before us introduced this knowledge to farmers but only few embraced it. Participants are delighted and are working hard to ensure that just like agronomy, they get knowledge and skills in Agro forestry.
Our Field Officer Lomut Ward pointed out that he is amazed by how participants show up for trainings earlier and leave late. New members have also come out to join the groups just to acquire knowledge and prepare seedling that they will be planting in their individual farms when it starts to rain.