In Kenya, farmers report results from conservation farming, irrigation and animals
In the semi-arid Ndeiya region of Kenya, FRB’s food security program focuses on resilience and coping with recurrent drought through alternatives such as conservation agriculture and raising small “pass on the gift” animals – rabbits, chickens, goats — for protein or to sell for income. Participants are female-headed and orphan-headed households, landless people, internally displaced persons, children, and people living with HIV. On-site farmer trainings and exchange visits promote no-till farming, improving soil fertility and water retention with manure and crop residues, and recycling household water for watering vegetables.
Grace N., a farmer who’d had to resort to low-paying, menial work in an effort to support her family, is back to farming and has benefited from the loan of a dairy goat and improved, indigenous chicks