Need Info: Organic agriculture in Kenya
Jessica Goldberger (email@example.com)
Sat, 4 Nov 1995 18:28:03 -0600 (CST)
I am a graduate student in sociology/rural sociology and am in the process
of writing a paper about successful organic (bio-intensive, sustainable,
regenerative, etc.) agriculture projects in Kenya. I also want to get a
feel for how strong NGO activities are in this area. I know a little
about the Kenya Institute of Organic Gardening (KIOF), the Foundation for
Sustainable Development in Africa (FSDA), and Manor House Agricultural
Center (MHAC)...and would welcome more info about any of these groups.
In addition, what other Kenyan NGOs/training centers focus on organic
I am also interested in the Kenyan gov't approach to agriculture--what
type of farming/gardening does the Ministry of Agriculture (and other
government extensionists) promote? Is there encouragement (at the
national, governmental level) for alternatives to export-oriented,
mechanized, "Western", capital-intensive, Green Revolution, (etc. etc.)
I would appreciate information about first-hand experiences, or simply
suggestions on good books/articles to read about this subject.
(Responses can be sent directly to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks in advance!!