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OYSTER MUSHROOM FARMING – training

Youth Agro-Environment Initiative will hold training on OYSTER MUSHROOM FARMING on Saturday August 10th 2013.

The training will take place between 10:00 am – 3:pm at the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming, located in Juja, a few kilometres from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Charges are Ksh 3500 per person.

Call 0714211644 or email yagrein@gmail.com to book a place

 

Oyster Mushroom Training Manual

Video about their Oyster Mushroom Training Manual from BioSafe Technologies (gaterepaul@gmail.com, +254 729248)

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The latest version of New Agriculturist on CD

The latest version of New Agriculturist on CD is now available. If you would like to request the latest edition of the New Agriculturist CD-Resource they would be pleased to send you a copy.
This new CD contains articles published in the online journal New Agriculturist, up to April 2011.

This is an invaluable resource for anybody with an interest in agriculture in Kenya. Past articles have included:

Making the most of mighty moringa

Growing demand for Kenya’s khat

Wastewater irrigation empowers Kenya’s urban farmers

Commercialising biotech crops – the global picture

The food miles debate

The impact of Rift Valley fever in Kenya

To request a copy – please send your name and full postal address to post[AT]wrenmedia.co.uk or o.frost[AT]wrenmedia.co.uk or fill in the online form.
If you have any comments/feedback on how you have used the CD resource – they would much appreciate them: so remember to carry your camera.

 

Kenyan Villagers to be Carbonised

Villagers in Western Kenya are the latest participants in a project to calculate how much carbon can be stored in trees and soils when the land is managed in sustainable, climate-friendly ways. The Carbon Benefits Project has been launched in communities in and around Lake Victoria by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Agroforestry Centre and other key partners. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project is already under way in Niger, Nigeria and China, where scientists are developing a system for measuring, monitoring and managing carbon in a diverse range of landscapes. Under the UN Climate Change Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, developed countries can offset some of their greenhouse gas emissions by paying developing economies for implementing clean and renewable energy projects such as wind, solar and geothermal power.

“Farming carbon alongside farming crops is just one of the tantalizing prospects emerging as a result of the world’s urgent need to combat climate change,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “Some industrialized countries are considering investing tens of billions of dollars in capturing carbon off the smoke stacks of power stations and burying underground.

(Source: UN News Centre, 11 May 2009)

Western Kenya Farmers Refuge (WEKFAR)

Western Kenya Farmers Refuge (WEKFAR) is an organization that was founded by three graduates in Agriculture and Biotechnology of the Bukura Agricultural College in Western Kenya. This organization mainly specializes in coming up with agricultural innovations to enhance sustainable agriculture in the Western Province of Kenya. This is by carrying out research work to identify perceived problems at farm level, developing solutions and disseminating them to farmers in order to curb these problems. It works proactively with all stakeholders to provide enhanced knowledge within a challenging environment.