Hope from the Soil
My name is Kioko Mwangangi. I serve as a Church leader in a rural community in Eastern Kenya. I want to share with you a dream for the people of Africa.
I am a small scale farmer. My farm project includes a small orchard, a tree nursery and an apiary. The proceeds from the farm have supplied for our needs and we have also been able to use them to help others. Managing my soil has been foundational to farming. I would love to expand this model to a demonstration farm that will be managed by youth members of our community.
More than 75% of the population of Kenya live in rural area and depend on farming for feeding, education of children and medical health care. Improvement of the soil will mean better production and livelihood.
Africa also needs enough food and job creation. This model will be a response to both.