A serene future thanks to agroecology

 In areas of Kenya where the use of synthetic pesticides is still the norm, there are serious consequences for the health of the population and the environment. In Murang’a County, a group of young people decided to reverse the trend by taking up ecological agriculture with the support of Biovision.

Just a few years ago, farmers in Murang’a could not imagine that a plant could grow without chemical fertilizers. “Today, these people all know how important it is to grow plants using ecological methods,” explains Sarah Karanja, who teaches ecological agriculture for the Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT).

This local Biovision partner organization produces radio programs and offers training and support in the field of ecological agriculture.

Breaking away from conventional production methods is not a trivial process and can seem intimidating to many. Yet the transition is necessary to end food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. That is why there is a significant need for training and support.

Biovision’s “Farmer Communication Programme” disseminates practical know-how on organic farming to empower rural populations by improving their food security and living conditions.

: Christopher Mwangi, 31 ans, du groupe groupe d’agriculteurs « Witheithia Gathiani Youth Group » à Murang’a, Kenya (près d’un papayer)

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Formatrice en agriculture écologique,  Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), Murang’a
“Today, the people I teach are farming their land according to ecological principles. This makes me very proud.”
Sarah Karanja, coach in ecological agriculture, Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), Murang’a

Scroll through the photo gallery below to visualize the members of the
“Witheithia Gathiani Youth Group” in Murang’a.

Their motto? Okoa vijana kupitia kilimo. (Saving young people through agriculture.)

What has been achieved so far:

  • Some 4,500 farmers receive individual training in agroecology every year.
  • The magazine “The Organic Farmer” (TOF) is sent to some 35,000 readers in Kenya. The magazine “Mkulima Mbunifu” is sent to 15,000 readers in Tanzania. Both monthly magazines focus on agroecology.
  • About 1.5 million listeners regularly tune in to TOF Radio’s agro-ecology programmes in Kenya.
Goupe de paysan lisant le magazine de Biovision The organic Farmer

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