ORGANIC FOOD,SEED AND FRUIT BANKING FOR VALUE CHAIN.


Starts

01/29/2016 02:00AM

Ends

12/31/2020 11:00AM

Time Zone

Africa/Nairobi

Payment

Suggested Donation

Cost

550

Address

Box 941
Bungoma
12
50200
Kenya

Description

We are a self help group called Jabez and we are from Bungoma county. We work in the areas of sustainable Agriculture,value chain,trainers of trainees among others.Through a multi-stakeholder, participatory, inter-disciplinary, pro-poor and gender-sensitive approach, activities undertaken in this framework span from seed selection and enhancing cultivation, post-harvest,food bank, value addition,marketing to surveying, collecting and conserving genetic diversity. Capacity building supports all aspects and includes training farmers by researchers,demo farming,empowering them with seed capital as well as lobbying to establish a supportive policy to environment. Value chain development will directly improve the livelihoods of poor farmers by increasing yields, decreasing losses during processing, increasing bargaining power, and improving connection to markets. The promotion of highly nutritious species will also generate nutrition and health benefits for targeted small scale by contributing to development of more complete and diversified diets. Improved market channels for neglected and underutilized species can furthermore contribute to strengthening food security by supporting on-farm conservation. By use of organic system that involves: Organic pesticides, Organic fertilizer, Inter cropping, crop rotation, Integrated Pest Management, double dug beds, Animal husbandry i.e Exotic chicken/pigs, Mixed cropping,Agroforestry,Water harvesting, cooperative farming through formation of small scale organic SACCO/ organic super market and value chain industries for tomatoes, soya beans,amaranth,maize,poultry pig feeds.

We are therefore requesting that we can establish a demo farm here in Bungoma as a contact point for training small scale farmers from rural areas on organic Farming. We would like to know what are the modalities to follow so that we can successfully establish this Demo Farming Center.

Directions

Rural of Bungoma Town

Who should attend

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will be self-motivated graduate students,college graduates,Foundations,charities,organizations,universities,NGO'S,among other interested stake holders and partners. The work we do is voluntary based. Successful volunteers have been self-motivated, had a high attention to detail, and excellent written and oral English communication skills. JABEZ KENYA'S volunteers must be able to tackle challenging problems with minimal supervision and guidance. Volunteers are able to self-guide their involvement creating the opportunity for them to meet their own goals with team member input and support!!! This is a part-time unpaid volunteer position with a flexible schedule.

Extras

Wheelchair access

Translation / Interpretation

Sign language interpretation

RSVP Details


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