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The Greenhouse Project in Musingu, rural Kakamega district is helping local small farmers to combat the devastating effects of exceptionally heavy rains alternating with periods of drought. The first polytunnel was erected in November 2020 amidst rising excitement in the local community. The soil has been prepared and 1000 seedlings are ready for planting. Following an initial training programme led by local experts, it will be run by the trainees as a cooperative venture. This has all been made possible by a generous grant from Quaker Peace and Social Witness. Over the next two years we hope to extend the programme with further groups of trainees building and managing additional greenhouses to generate an income for the farmers. It will be possible to grow a wider range of vegetables to improve the diet of the community. We hope that young people will now see agriculture as a good career choice.

 

The Greenhouse Project in Musingu, rural Kakamega district is helping local small farmers to combat the devastating effects of exceptionally heavy rains alternating with periods of drought. The first polytunnel was erected in November 2020 amidst rising excitement in the local community. The soil has been prepared and 1000 seedlings are ready for planting. Following an initial training programme led by local experts, it will be run by the trainees as a cooperative venture. This has all been made possible by a generous grant from Quaker Peace and Social Witness. Over the next two years we hope to extend the programme with further groups of trainees building and managing additional greenhouses to generate an income for the farmers. It will be possible to grow a wider range of vegetables to improve the diet of the community. We hope that young people will now see agriculture as a good career choice.

 

 

A thousand vegetable seedlings have now been planted (February 2021)