COMMUNITY/FARMERS FIELD DAY AT BARAKA AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE MOLO ON 18th June 2010

Baraka Agricultural college, Molo in collaboration with Government Line Ministries and other service providers (both private and public) organized a community/farmers field day that was held at the college grounds on the 18th June 2010.Network for Eco-farming in Africa (Necofa) –Kenya was invite to take part in the annual event that was attended by over 2000 people from the greater Molo region and neighbouring communities from Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Baringo, Uasin-Gishu and Nyandarua regions.
Necofa community and associate groups took the initiative to exhibit their organic products and tradition techniques of food production, preparation as well as their significance nutrition values.The groups from Necofa that participated included Self Help Groups such as Utugi, Kihoto, and Karunga Self Help Group that displayed food products, Wool products, and weaving techniques and other traditional skills. Farmers were able to learn and understand more about Organic farming, traditional food preparation, proper farming skills and adaptive mechanisms towards sustainable development. Community groups and farmers from different localities were able to exchange ideas and brainstorm on solution to upcoming challenges on Climate Change and GMO’s and were further guided by expert from specific fields.

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