Reviving Traditional Knowledge

A woman sits in front of a waterfall and looks after a plant.
Ikwa, a waterfall on the River Kathita in Tharaka is an ancient resting place. Tradition prohibits the use of such holy sites but pressure on these protected areas is growing. Biovision is actively encouraging the retention of the local culture and with it the environment

Using measures to preserve nature and traditional knowledge, Biovision is working with local partners to strengthen food security and boost incomes; this in turn will bring about sustainable improvement in the living standards of people in rural Kenya. The farmers participating in the project are being trained not only in organic methods for growing avocados and macadamia nuts and producing honey but also in methods for storage and marketing. 

 


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