Agriculture and community development

The majorities of all the people in Kenya who live in poverty reside and work in rural areas. Many are farmers who live poorly because of lack of land and investment possibilities, impoverishment of the soil, low productivity, poor infrastructure and poor access to markets. Agriculture is of vital importance for ensuring that food is available, for generating incomes for the poor and for increasing economic growth. Rift valley is considered Kenya’s food basket but most farmers are still practicing traditional farming. Volunteers will work with our staff and local Agricultural extension officers to build the capacity of farmers through training, development, research, provision of targeted and relevant local and international market information, environmental sustainability and soil protection. Volunteers need not have any training on Agriculture but anyone interested in food production including professional Agriculturalist and environmentalists are welcome to apply.