Traditional Seeds Preservation
Brothers self help group together with the rural community is putting up demonstration plots for traditional crops being orphaned and creating seed bank to distribute the certified seeds to the entire
African community is going to lose its traditional crop seeds for planting if nothing is done now.Thats why brothersself help group is comming with an alternative traditinonal methods of preserving seeds more so creating seed bank for this crops.African farmers have been left to believe that only western based preserved seeds for planting are best,without considring that traditional preserved seeds are the best.Farmers have been by passed by this western technology in the manner that seeds produced and preserved by this technology is too expensive for them to acquire during planting seasons,thus making many farmers not acessing seeds for planting.The situation has been made more worse by changing rain patterns and eratic wheather conditions leaving this farmers with no choice in food production.Most families are experiancing starvation due to lack of food.In African majority are living below 1$ per day. making it hard for for them to afford food ,most families spend 70% of thire income on food making life to be too expensive.Crops such as cassava,pototoes,millet,sogurham,groudnuts,simsim and many more to mention are being orphaned.Brothers self help group is taking trainings in the rural community in western kenya with farmers together to ensure that this crops are not completly destroyed.Farmers are trained on skills such as seed selection,preservation,marketing ,value addition ,distribution and marketing to enhance the sustainability of the project,they also make collective group[s to ensure sustainability and ownership of the project,monitouring is being done by farmers them selves.Farmers are now undrtaking this project far beyond just farming.This crops are now also grown for marketing thus creating GREEN JOBS for rural poor.The knowledge gained in training by farmers is more enogh to server them beyond classes attendended,this is evidenced when farmers create domonstration plots for producing certified seeds for planting and selling to other farmes so as to earn extra income.
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