The school feeding programs have been promoted. Farming skills have been developed among pupils, teachers and the entire community through demonstration plots. Small income has been generated through selling of farm's products. Team spirit have been promoted.
What challenges did or does your project face?
Our school project faces the below challenges; pest and diseases and prolonged sunshine that drys the plants, lack of farm's tools, lack of ready market for the farm products, unskilled labour, inadequate funds to support the project in term of buying chemical and fencing the land. Some pupils have negative attitude towards the project.
How are you working to overcome them?
We are watering the school farm during dry season, mulching plants to maintain soil water content in the soil. we are practicing organic methods like spraying with Ash. There is community and stakeholders sensitization against stray animals. Agricultural extension workers at subcounty provide training to pupils after every three months. The teachers and students have establish trees talk clubs where seedlings of the natives trees are raised and sold to the community at affordable price to support the project.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
Schools should set aside school garden to promote school feeding programs. Farm's club can be form in school to instill good farming practice. Mulching and organic farming should be promoted at all levels.