Promoting sustainable agriculture for food security

June 20, 2017

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Kenya

Promoting sustainable agriculture for food security

About the Implementing organization

Name: Parakiror Women Group

Country: Kenya

Year of establishment: 2007

Type of organization: Women’s association or organization / Indigenous group or organization

Description

The initiative focused on supporting households and the women group members to rethink how they grew and managed their farm lands so as to address food security and this was the introduction of agro-forestry practices using fruit trees. The action resulted in the adequate supply of nutritious food for households and surplus to sell which gave them decent incomes. Through the practice, they also were able to protect the soil from being washed away easily hence environmental conservation. The group also undertook training for its members on rainwater harvesting to enable them to have access to water for farming and promote sustainable use of water resources.

Nature Element

Drylands

Type of Action

Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Food security / Water security

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

  

Environmental Impacts

There is greater environmental sustainability and improved land productivity due to agroforestry practice.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Food security is ensured that is safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round for their households. Water security through rainwater harvesting practice is a good way to ensure water is not wasted.

Scalability

The action can be scaled up through exchange visits.

Replicability

The women have been able to move out of poverty and support their families education and ensure food supply for their households.

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