For decades now, the concept of clearing farms with fire has remained a common practice amongst the communities dwelling in the Western Kenya region. Fire is a decisive factor in cultivation: slightly burnt or unburnt areas are wholly unproductive.
This is an idea that have drawn this region tremendously back in terms of farm productions even though statistics indicate that a larger portion of this region is being used for crop production.
A fire of normal intensity of 45 C destroys all the soils nutrients and micro organisms that support the productions of this soils and that is why no matter the mass of acreage utilized for production, we still suffer of food insecurity. It would be a worthy campaign if both you and me take on this initiative of creating awareness amongst our people. This campaign requires no mass, but just a minute chat with a farmer can make a big difference. Let's meet in the field.
Friday, April 8, 2011
We have learned with time that the culture of corporate responsibility can only be achieved if both me and you can learn to appreciate and support whatever is good for our people.
I would like to take this chance to celebrate and appreciate all our friends and partners who have been with us through out this organization year as we usher in 2011. Your efforts shall be remembered forever for having made us what we are today. Thanks to Book Aid International, FORD Foundation, CTA, DFID and all our international and local donors of the year.